Fear and faith, science and this virus is what came to me as a title for this article.
First, my intent is to give you inspiration and hope, during this time of fear and strife.
As a result of listening to all the news on the cornoavirus that’s causing havoc in our country and around the world, I found myself feeling fear.
Because of this virus and the caution that needs to be taken, my dad’s 90th birthday party has been canceled. I felt sadness yesterday as things changed so very quickly as Ohio’s Governor banned all gatherings in the state of 100 people or more.
Not sure where he came up with that number, only it made it clear we needed to postpone celebrating my amazing dad, Homer. I’m hopeful we will get to reschedule this celebration to take place this year.
Above all we want my parents and anyone who is in the higher risk category, to remain healthy and safe.
As I spoke to my mom this morning, she asked if we were still flying in. I told her no, we couldn’t take any chances that we might pick up the virus on the plane or at the airports.
Tears filled my eyes as she said, “I’ll miss you!”
However, my mom read to me an email that Pastor Ruby, the pastor of their church emailed out today.
Here’s a portion of it:
“Fear creates anxiety which weakens our immune system. I am going to ask you to strengthen your faith in God and trust Him especially for those things we can’t control. Pray continuously for each other. Be of service to those who need us.”
My mom broke out into this song that was at the bottom of the email:
“In times like these, we need a savior. In times like these we need an anchor. Be very sure, be very sure, your anchor holds and touches the solid rock. That rock is Jesus, yes, He is the one. That rock is Jesus, the only one. Be very sure, be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the solid rock.”
What is your rock and your strength right now?
As you know, fear and faith are not present at the same time. It’s up to each of us to do our best to live in faith more than fear.
Finally, being aware of my fear lately with not only the virus, but what our stock markets have been going through, I’ve been taking more conscious moments to feel appreciation.
Appreciation for everything around me and those I love and interact with.
So many times, I’ve shared here in my articles how appreciation is a doorway to live on the left side of the Emotional Scale. The left side is where all the positive, higher vibrations live.
I’ll include the Emotional Scale once again at the bottom. I urge you to print it and keep it where you can look at it. It’s a great reminder how much power you really do have in relation to how you’re feeling.
There are the scientific things you can do that are reported each day on the news in relation to protecting yourself from this virus.
We all need to be smart about this period we’re living within right now.
A friend of mine posted on FB something that made me laugh. He posted a photo of many bottles of wine as a bit of humor, with the caption, “Stocking up my way!”
Lastly, if we can find humor and things to laugh about, it’s beneficial to our immune systems.
I shared recently in one of my articles about the story of Norman Cousins healing himself from an “incurable disease” using laughter.
This too shall pass.
With love and blessings,
Debbie Downie says
Love this! I have deep faith & as a Christian, I trust in Jesus that everything will be okay. Some positives, I got jobs done around the house that I’ve been putting off. I’m bringing my family spread out throughout the country into the 21st century with Zoom. After a declining birth rate, 2021 will be a baby boom for our country – what great promise for our wonderful country. As a civilization, technology has removed us overtime away from the old & wise ways. I remember my grandma & the other old ladies on my childhood street, grabbing a chair & sitting outside on a sunny day. Fresh air & sun is nature’s natural healer. Now, I’m making sure to grab a beach chair & sit for an hour outside. And it’s about time, people spend adequate time washing hands!
Yes! Thank you for your thoughts. I really appreciate it!
Love and blessings to you and your family!