The emails have been pouring in. One from the grocery store where I shop, one from my credit card company, yet another from a clothing store that I sometimes frequent, and one from the guide dog school where I got my first dog. All of them are basically saying the same thing; they want to reassure their clients/customers that Corona will not suspend their excellent service to me, and they are taking proper precautions to keep from spreading the virus.
In light of that, I thought I’d jump in with my thoughts and 2 cents worth.
If you order a package from China, and it arrives wrapped in bubble wrap, it’s not likely to make you sick to open it. Why? Because, those little plastic bubbles were made with a machine, not blown up individually by humans who may or may not be sick.
If every living soul on social media is talking and making fun of the lack of toilet paper, soap, masks and hand sanitizer, then who actually went out and emptied the shelves of the stuff?
If students aren’t going to school, then where are they congregating? If businesses shut down, how will folks get paid? No money going out; no money coming in. Haven’t we seen this before? Anyone remember this quote, “The only thing we have to fear is fear, itself”?
People who are fearful are easily taken advantage of. Just saying.
What I will and will not do:
I will not stop going to church. If my church doesn’t have service, I’ll find another or worship at home and invite like-minded worshippers to join me. FB live is not church, and we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
I will pray for those infected or those whose immune systems are suppressed.
I will not get a flu shot or wear a mask when I go out to eat. Need to take the thing off to eat, anyway.
I will probably still reach out my hand for a handshake, because I was taught to do so. Old habits are hard to break, and a blind person like me can’t see you saluting or whatever. You don’t have to shake my hand, but it’ll be out there, anyway.
I will continue to homeschool my children and continue to thank the Lord that He led me to do this years ago.
I will continue to write and make plans for a book signing in a couple of months.
And, last but not least, I will continue to read my Bible and pray to my Creator. I will trust Him and not let fear get the best of me.
“Fear not, little flock,” Jesus said in Luke 12:32, “it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”