Mary Baker Eddy wrote a prophetic passage that speaks loudly to the times we are currently facing with the spread of the coronavirus.
“This material world is even now becoming the arena for conflicting forces. On one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace. The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 96).
I interpret this passage to mean there will be a constant struggle between good and evil in this world until all evil is “swallowed up in spiritual Truth.” The coronavirus is a variation of evil attempting to deny the omnipresence and omnipotence of God. It is one of the “new phases.”
As ominous as the virus appears to many today, it will be defeated. God will come out on top and health and harmony restored. However, the struggle to see its defeat may be protracted as humanity prays and seeks the spiritual answer that brings final resolution.
In the meantime, Mrs. Eddy gives us guidance on how to come out on the winning side. She wrote, “On one side there will be discord and dismay…” That would be the losing side! She continues, “…on the other side there will be Science and peace.” That would be the winning side!
Which side are you standing on?
We can choose to stand on the winning side and to prevail with the victor.