1918: Looks familiar, doesn’t it?
Now is as good a time as any to remember the 1918 influenza epidemic–that killed some 20 million people worldwide, including 675,000 in the United States.
Otto Scott wrote this history lesson for Chalcedon in 1991. Since then several flu outbreaks, accounting for tens of thousands of deaths, have come and gone. And here in 2020 we’re stuck in the Great Quarantine.
The most important lesson is, we don’t control our destiny. No matter what The Smartest People In The World say, that’s a sheer delusion. Writes Otto Scott, “It is not our world; we neither own nor control it.”
It’s God’s world, and we’re just here on a short-term lease.