While the answer is simple for those the Lord is leading, the follow-through has to be stretching to say the least…and the return is not a given nor is the survival.
Victorious Christian Living got lived-out LIVE so to speak. God hit the headlines in a big way when two people on a mission (His mission) Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol became infected with Ebola.
“God saved my life” Dr. Kent Brantly
“To God be the glory” Nancy Writebol
Try getting quotes like that into the headlines without a near-death experience. What’s missing from the conversation is that the mission they were on really wasn’t to care for those dying from Ebola but to tell the walking dead that HE lives and that even should they die from Ebola, or some other pestilence, they too can live as HE lives. In the interim they get to help save the earthly lives of those who may or may not ever come to that divine revelation. That is up to God. They don’t get to choose who they help; they are just there to help and as Nancy so eloquently said, “To God be the glory.”
Should they have gone, should they have been brought back here, should they go back? I have no idea. I have an opinion, but I’m not The One in charge of their lives. In Him I confidently trust. I also will use the common sense God gave me. Do we need restrictions? YES! Do missionaries/all believers, in fact, put their lives on the line when they say Yes to God? YES! But they are His lives now, aren’t they? And weren’t their/our souls on the line before they/we said yes to God? YES! One radio talk show host commented this via her website:
If Dr. Brantly had practiced at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and turned one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ, he would have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia. Ebola kills only the body; the virus of spiritual bankruptcy and moral decadence spread by so many Hollywood movies infects the world. – (Ann Coulter)
I beg to differ and I’m quite sure God has Cedars-Sinai covered.
Jesus…Jesus…Jesus…Help us to discern your leading and not make a move without it.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. …” Psalm 91:1-3 (AMP)