What exactly is this illness? Is it Gods way of telling us we are failing as human beings & need to turn back to him? Is it truly the end of day’s? Is it just some virus that man created to hide bigger issues from the common working people outside the government? Is it a plot to try to take down America & other countries? Way too many questions that are not answered, yet many may never know!
COVID-19 is a virus that like other viruses can be deadly, but normally is no worse than the flu or common cold. There is testing out there, but one must be cautious as there are other forms of Coronavirus. In fact majority of people have tested positive for the following coronaviruses 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, at least once in their lives. These are not the same thing!! There are a few that are not as frequent including the new Coronavirus- COVID-19.
COVID-19 is mainly respiratory, and the major cases affect elderly and immunocompromised. Although there are some rather healthy individuals that get really sick. Most recover without any incident other than shortness of breath, fever, and not feeling good. Others are not so lucky and have required ventilators and even worse, death! Now don’t get me wrong this virus is serious! But I think that part is the problem is the people in the country have reacted on the fear of the unknown.
There has been stealing, fighting, and hoarding supplies. I still don’t understand the toilet paper issue, as it’s a respiratory not gastrointestinal issue! The elderly who are the most at risk not able to pick up food because too many have already bought all the food and grocery stores are bare! But people who have bought up all the PPE-personal protective equipment are the biggest issue.
Now I know some that are immune-compromised require these items. But then there are some that I see on my way home sitting on their front porch wearing a mask to let their dog out. If you are not an essential employee or don’t have a weakened immune system, you should be staying at home; therefore not needing PPE.
PPE should be for healthcare workers and people who test positive to protect others. Instead some are having to re-use items, or go without! All they want is to protect their patients, and their families! But unable to if they don’t have the right equipment. But there is a light at the end of all of this.
I’ve seen stores open their first hours of business to seniors, shopping local to save smaller businesses, people sewing masks for employees in need, and churches doing online services and even parking lot services! I think if we keep on this track of all the positives and getting back to God we are going to be just fine.
No matter what we are facing, he is the one and only way out of this mess.
“Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Like 5: 31-32
“On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Mathew 9: 12-13
He will show us the way and the truth. When faced with any crisis our first reaction is the flight or fight response. But a lot of the times we don’t fight with the right weapon! Our biggest weapon is prayer!
So I challenge everyone to start fighting with prayers! Start living by the word of God! We have the 10 commandments for a reason and should be treated as such. We can get through this trial but we have to show some faith.
Just like someone else said if you look around and see what fear has produced, imagine that mustard seed of faith!