Today’s the first day since the bubble burst, and all quarantine free travel is frozen for eight weeks. NZers in Australia can get onto government backed flights for a week, but after that they are going to have to queue for the limited number of beds in quarantine.
This is going to hammer people in the hills. It is peak ski season, and they have been planning for Australian families arriving during their school holidays. They are now working our who they can keep employed as their peak earning time has disappeared.
The irony is that there is avirus going around, Not the COVID (Kung Pao Flu) but nasty enough. We have had RSV in our kids, and the adults are getting nasty lower respiratory infections. Or maybe not.
The tactics of our government are those of fear, and to set us up as a hermit kingdom: Festung Aoteoroa. But there are reports of COVID antibodies in waste water in provincial New Zealand.
We need a way ahead that does not rely on fear.
10 All Your works will give thanks to You, Lord,
And Your godly ones will bless You.
11 They will speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your might,
12 To make known to the sons of mankind Your mighty acts,
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in His words,
And holy in all His works.
14 The Lord supports all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
16 You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
And kind in all His works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
To all who call on Him in truth.
31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples were saying to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?” 34 Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I tell you, raise your eyes and observe the fields, that they are white for harvest. 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this case the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have come into their labor.”
The world is trying to coerce us into doing that which they want. All medicos are gagged in discussing the Pfizer vaccine in NZ. Hospitals are sacking interns and residents who are not vaccinated. The narrative of the elite is that of fear, control, and any questioning of the validity of their utterances is not tolerated.
It is worth reading the comments in that article. There is an expectation that this house of fear will collapse.
And then where shall we find our hope but in Christ? There is a harvest of souls to save from hell. Let us therefore preach the gospel when all others preach doom.