Yesterday’s Walk

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‭‭The Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Yesterday while walking in the warmth of the sun on a gorgeous spring day, I felt so blessed to be alive and able to enjoy all the sights and sounds and smells of spring. Seeing the blossoming plants and trees dance with the breeze, hearing all the birds chatter and sing melodies to the world, and smelling the fresh cut lawns and earthy aromas reminded me that God is in control and will bring renewal to our world again. Nature did not seem to worry or panic about the impending pandemic onslaught; so, neither will I worry. The God who created the universe can certainly fix whatever comes our way. (Walking can be so therapeutic!)

Panicdemic

697B1C34-990C-4DC3-8456-089C36EDCE31“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Never have I seen such fear and panic as we now have. While I understand the potential consequences of the coronavirus, I do not believe we are being instructed with honest information based on known facts. So our standard medical masks don’t help prevent the spread of this respiratory disease, but washing our hands does? I suspect it has more to do with costs and supply of masks. I totally understand and agree with hand washing, but I believe masks, though not perfect, can potentially help as well. Isolation imposed reactively will do little to prevent spread, in my opinion. We need some common sense imposed. I don’t witness much, if any, especially with the hoarding of toilet paper. I pray that this virus will awaken all the world to how much we need God.