Ecclesiastes 9:4

 4 Anyone who is among the living has hope—even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

A major city had required all government employees who work in public safety, community protection, recreation services, public transportation and public-facing customer service roles to be fully vaccinated. The city requires vaccine status and proof of immunization from affected government employees.

Polarized opinions about vaccine had never been more intense. Those who advocate to mandatory vaccination are concerned about their life and welfare of others. They want to be sure that they are protected from the pandemic. In comparison, those who oppose mandatory vaccination are also concerned about their life and welfare of others. They are skeptical about the effect of vaccine to their body. Coincidentally, those who welcome mandatory vaccine and those who resist mandatory vaccine desire better life but scared to face the reality of death.

It is anybody’s right to chose which is best for them but, fear of death should not dictate lifestyle choice of genuine believers. Apostle Paul set an example in Philippians 1:21-23, 21For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far.

With or without vaccine, death would overtake every living creature eventually. Pandemic is just one of that many instruments of death. As believers of Christ, we have great hope to live with him forever; but, we do not rush our death. We wait for the Lord to take us to his heaven. In the meantime, we also seek to have productive godly lifestyle, not just for material things, but most importantly, to earn our eternal treasures in heaven.

Lord Jesus, help me not to be scared of death, but focus on living a godly lifestyle.

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