In recent weeks the conversation regarding Coronavirus has filled our homes, break rooms, church’s, school’s and community leaving people confused, frustrated, and fearful.
As the impact of the virus on our surrounding communities is changing hourly we should all continue to follow the guidance/recommendations of district, city, county, and national leaders as well as receiving updates from The Center for Disease Control and The Texas Department of State Health Services.
If you believe you may have a weakened immune system or are considered to be an “at-risk” group (CDC describes as young children and adults over the age of sixty) then you are encouraged to stay out of crowded areas.
Here are the things that CDC asks of us:
- Please stay home if you are feeling ill. Remember that where you go, there may be people who are of higher risk than you are.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Friends, let us not become anxious or fearful during this time. We serve a loving God who is faithful in His provision. During the weeks ahead encourage one another, check in on your neighbors, colleagues and friends. Pray for those who have been infected with this virus, for those medical professionals on the front line helping, our entire district, our elected officials and their discernment for leading our community, city and world. May God’s peace be a present reality and may we be vessel’s of that peace and calmness in our community.
If you know of anyone who is in need of help, please reach out to help them or partner with our campaign so that we can look to see if there is a way to help. Please, remember that God is with us and is our strength and that “we are better together”.
Posted on 16 Mar 2020, 9:52 - Category: Encouragement