In the world, we will have tribulations.
We cannot overcome obstacles through simple
perseverance, and human ingenuity.
As we seek understanding and wisdom, during these
uncertain times, may we be still and reflect on what
we know about God and Who God is.
May we always remember and never forget:
God is our Comforter. God is our Source
of protection, our Refuge, our
Strength, our Ultimate Healer and
God is able to keep us from the pit of destruction.
God allows the good and bad things in life, and we can trust God to work all
things together for the good in the lives of those who love Him. When God allows
us into positions of great trial... God has a way of orchestrating and working
through our pain, suffering and tragedies to accomplish His purposes in our lives.
No matter what our circumstances are... God is in control, and God's purposes can
override it all.
God is all-knowing, all-wise and all-powerful. God is able to take those things
that Satan tried to use to destroy us and turns it so that it actually works for our
good instead. Even in the midst of any disturbance in the atmosphere, God is
perfectly able to bless us with His amazing and timely gifts of grace.
Even at our weakest, darkest and worst... we can find God.
God will not abandon His people.
Sometimes, God will allow us to have a major breakdown in order to have a
God is able to bring forth, at the appropriate time and
season, masterpieces from our broken pieces.
Tragedy and triumph generally work as partners. As we trust God, we can
experience restoration and resurrection as God brings our broken, shattered and
dying world back to Himself.
Some of the most quoted words of the Bible are from
the Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3.
Transitional storms will often usher in a new season.
Could this season of trials, tragedies, and feelings of
insecurity be a resurrection from spiritual death and
a reconnection... a greater awareness and the
acknowledgement of God, our Inner Truth?
Is it possible that we could experience blessings in the
midst of this Coronavirus storm?
Could this be a reawakening of our inner warrior?
Could this be a reminder that God is in control and we
God specializes in bringing beauty and wonderful life
lessons from the crucible of crisis. God is the
restoration Master Who can take our fallen, marred,
defeated, disillusioned, broken and fragmented lives
and salvage them through His Divine healing.
The Coronavirus pandemic could very well be a part
of God's Divine and Predetermined Plan. This could
very well be a season of God's restoration work.
God has ordered and decreed a season, a life cycle, for
every activity under the sun. There is a beginning and
ending... a right time and season for everything.
The different seasons of life can become our greatest
teachers. They can teach us vital lessons that we
would never have learned any other way. They are
able to shape us, grow us, mold us and make us better.
The Coronavirus caught the world unprepared and by surprise, and it has affected
the way people behave on many different levels.
Trust, there has never been a better time for the world to think and plan more
seriously and draw closer to God, than now.
As reported by the CDC, "This is a very powerful
The Coronavirus is a respiratory illness and spreads
very readily through close contact.
This unprecedented global health crisis is contagious and is not limited to any
particular race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language or age. Whether one is
wicked or righteous, COVID-19 does not discriminate. Regardless of one's
political beliefs, white collar or blue collar, culture, creed, disability,
educational background, socio-economic factors, experiences or realities...
Coronavirus is all inclusive!
According to Wikipedia, Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause
diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, Coronaviruses cause respiratory tract
infections that are typically mild, such as some cases of the common cold, though
rarer forms can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.
Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract
disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea.
At this time, there are yet to be vaccines or antiviral treatments to prevent or treat
human Coronavirus infections.
As claimed by many healthcare officials, symptoms
usually appear within two to 14 days of being exposed
to the virus.
As reported by the CDC, a significant number of individuals that are infected
actually remain asymptomatic. That may be as many as 25%. That's important,
because now we have individuals that may not have any symptoms that can
contribute to transmission, and we have learned that in fact they do contribute to
transmission. This helps explain how rapidly this virus continues to spread,
because we have asymptomatic transmitters, and we have individuals who are
transmitting 48 hours before they become symptomatic.
More rarely, the disease can be fatal.
Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes,
or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
As believed by the CDC, this virus has the ability to transmit far easier than flu. It
could be about three times as infectious as the flu, and for the months to come:
in the opinion of the CDC, 'This virus is going to be with us".
During these challenging times we are all facing,
many of us are perhaps pondering “Why” and “How”
did we arrive at this dark and uncertain place in our
The threats of this world are real, but we do not stand
against such threats alone. God is with us,
and in God...
we have all we need to face such times.
"Let not your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid."
It is the power of praising God, in the midst of, that
strengthens us and empowers our faith to endure the
trials and tribulations in life.
As we go through life living it out day by day we
ultimately will face many troubles, hardships, trials
The novel Coronavirus set in motion a global pandemic that has created a serious
flow of growing uncertainties and frustrations the world is still endeavoring to
discern, treat, and wrestle with.
We have seen rising death tolls, closed borders, travel bans, paralyzed food supply
and shortages of personal protective equipment for medical and first responders.
We are seeing more export restrictions, more families cooking meals in--- and
eating out less, unemployment, concerns about losing jobs, school closures,
concerns about avoiding and/or contracting the Coronavirus and spreading it to
family and friends. Many are facing unforeseen obstacles and are concerned about
their financial future. There is a flood of unprecedented global concerns and
responses to COVID-19.
Too often we attempt to carry more than
we should rather than surrendering what
we cannot carry or control into God's
No matter how downcast and dismal our circumstances may be,
let us cast our cares on God. 1Peter 5:7
Stop trying to figure it out! God tells us clearly not to lean on our own
understanding. We are to let go and let God be God. Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds
us,“Trust in the Lord with all our heart, And lean not on our own understanding;
In all our ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct our paths.”
“…Our thoughts are not God’s thoughts, Nor are our ways His ways.”
– Isaiah 55:8
We may not be able to prevent those fearful or
distressed thoughts from bombarding our minds, but
we can began to practice not becoming anxious about
anything. So, let us guard our hearts and minds and
not become fearful or distressed because of the
complexities of our current situation. May we remain
faithful and turn our situations over to God.
Jesus teaches that God knows our needs and cares
about them and will give us peace, which surpasses all
Putting God first can truly satisfy our
hearts. When we put God first, our lives
will make more sense. God will instruct
us and guide us along the best path.
When we allow God, our Creator and Shepherd, to guide us... we have
contentment... because we are safe under His care and absolved from all anxieties.
Praise God, we can count on God to provide for our
needs, protect us, guide us, and keep our souls secure.
God is limitless in power and ability and is not
confined, defined or limited to the parameters of our
imagination. There is no pandemic that can
overwhelm or overcome God. God is a dependable
Way-maker Who is able to overcome and turn
impossible situations around.
The treasury of Scripture reminds us,
"Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid."
God is able to give us peace in the midst of the storm,
joy unspeakable joy in the face of the unthinkable and
courageous confidence in His amazing grace.
No matter how dark the days may seem, we serve a
God Who is Absolute and Omnipotent. God is not
weak or incompetent. God is able to do
immeasurably more than we ask or imagine.
God is able to do exceedingly abundant things in
nature and in history. This conviction is stressed over
and over again in the Old and New Testaments.
God is Almighty, and God is able to do much more
than we ask for. God can turn any situation around.
There is nothing that is consistent with God's nature,
God's Will, decrees or purposes that God, the Creator,
the Most High and Ruler of the universe cannot do;
although, there are certain very significant things God
cannot do concerning us, His creation.
*God cannot lie. We are reminded in the Scriptures
that... God does not change or break a promise. God
kept His promises in the past and will keep His
promises concerning us. God's Word cannot be
broken. God's intent and power cannot be stopped.
God cannot be deceived. God's plans cannot be
thrawted or overthrown.
According to Scripture, God cannot stand sin.
It is humbling and awe-inspiring to know that God
cannot despise a broken or contrite heart and God
cannot stop loving us. God tells us that He loves us
with an everlasting love.
Because God cannot do these things... this opens
the way before us and allows us to do all things
through Christ Who strengthens us.
God is the Greatest and beyond perception.
God was, and is, and is to come.
God is overflowing with compassion, mercy, love,
righteousness and justice. God is All-Powerful,
Incomparable, Self-Sufficient and Superior in every
way. There is no situation, within God's nature, too
hard or impossible for God. God is able to do
anything. God has no equals. No one can compare to,
compete with, surpass or exceed God on any level.
Who can teach knowledge to God?
God is Unequaled and able to do exceedingly and
abundantly above all that we ask or think.
Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
God was--- what God is today.
God is the Supreme
Dispenser of all events.
"God rules by His power
God is the same unchangeable Truth and
our unchangeable Treasure.
God Who created the world---is the same
unchangeable God Who controls the course of history
and our future.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is
nothing new under the sun.
Although we face a hostile world and
uncertainty abounds... God is the cure.
God is our Shelter, covering us with His good purposes. God is our Refuge; our
safe place. God is our Fortress; God's promises cannot be blocked or stopped.
Resting in God deflects the enemies of fear and doubt in times of trial. In God's
protection, we will not be overcome by the fears of the world.
May we be forever grateful for Who God is
and What God is.
What a blessing it is to know that God is universally
present in person, in understanding, and in power at all
“God is not far from any one of us”
God is our Supreme Judge... never wicked or unjust.
God is Sovereign in Creation, Providence
and Redemption. The souls and breath of every
living thing is in the hand of God.
Isn't it amazing how God can be so immense,
protecting and providing, pervading and sustaining all
of creation; yet, God is involved in the minuscule
details of our lives just as much as He is in major
historical world events. This same God exists within
us and is knowable; yet, incomprehensible to us. We
can never fully comprehend God. God is infinite and
we are finite. We are the created... God is our
Creator. God sustains and satisfies every living thing.
We depend on God. It is not the other way
According to Scripture, God's greatness, ways,
thoughts, power, wisdom and judgments are well
beyond our ability to fathom fully. God is worthy of
our trust. We can talk about God's greatness, but we
will never know everything there is to know about
God's greatness is unsearchable.
There is nothing about us that God does not know.
God's knowledge of us is so vast that there is nothing
we can do or imagine that God does not already know
about. God knows all and sees all. God knows all our
days... their beginning, their number, and their end.
There is absolutely nothing that happens in the
universe that is outside of God's knowledge, influence,
authority or control.
God is Supreme in Power
God has no limitations, and God is above and before
all of the past, present and future.
With God, we can expect the unexpected.
When everything in our midst keeps proving itself as impossible... may we stand
firm on God's promises, and expect the impossible, the unusual and the
miraculous. That is how and where God works! God is able to create order out of
What appears, during this season of our lives, to be dismal and chaotic may have a
purpose that our finite minds are incapable of comprehending.
When God revealed to Abraham that He would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, the
patriarch knew that many people would die. To that frightening revelation
Abraham said, "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25).
An ocean of disease, bigotry, hatred, brokenness, plagues of mischief, death,
deadly street battles, destruction, earthquakes, famine, pestilence, hunger,
starvation, nation rising against nation, oppression, confusion, conflict, wars
and rumors of wars have broken out and people continue to stubbornly choose self-
will, an attitude of active rebellion, allowing strife and animosity to raise its
ugly head, and we are noticing more and more dismissive and passive
indifference over God's Will.
Many have chosen their own independent way. Far too many are resorting
to hurting and killing one another...twisting the laws of God and breaking God's
everlasting Commands. Many are defiling and unraveling our world for land,
things and ideology.
The nation of Israel had willfully disobeyed God. Divine judgment came to the
people in several ways: war, drought, famine, and plagues of grasshoppers.
According to Ecclesiastes 1:9, that which has been is that which shall be; and that
which has been done is that which will be done: and there is nothing new under
History, especially Biblical history, helps us understand what God is doing
and how our lives can fit into His purpose.
Nothing happens by chance or accident. For every effect there is a cause.
Our beliefs about God have consequences. Thinking rightly about God is of
absolute importance because a bogus idea about God is idolatry. The idolatrous
heart assumes and concludes that God is other than Who He is.
Suffering has been experienced for centuries.
So many verses in Scripture remind us that God knows
best and wants us to trust Him in all things and at all
Let us reflect upon the escape through the Red Sea.
Imagine the Israelites standing, terrified, before the Red Sea, and the Egyptians
are in hot pursuit... to slaughter them. God said to Moses, “Why are you crying out
to Me? Tell the people to go forward! Lift up your staff and raise your hand over
the sea and divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the
sea on dry ground. My great glory will be displayed through Pharaoh and his
troops, chariots, and charioteers. When My glory is displayed through them, all
Egypt will see My glory and know that I am the Lord!”
Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through
the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed
into dry land. So the people of Israel walked through the middle of the sea on dry
ground, with walls of water on each side!
When the Israelites saw the power of God, they put
their faith in God.
God works in wonderful ways, not always in very
dramatic ways, but in ways we do not anticipate.
When the enemy is pounding at our door...
God is able to save us.
Scripture reminds us...
the same ancient Power is promised to help us, today.
That same ancient Power is able to turn those Red Sea
experiences, we are standing in front of, into dry land,
and our dry and barren desert experiences into pools
of living water. That same ancient touch... will
lovingly bring us through the rough terrain of this
coronavirus wilderness season.
For everything that was written in the past was written
to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the
Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we
might have hope.
Could the world be so caught up in busyness and
living the good life that it is drifting into unhealthy an
ungodly places and experiences?
Could we be guilty of spiritually
distancing away from God, the Giver of
The Coronavirus challenges continue to mount. May we come to realize that the
Coronavirus, we are faced with, is bigger than us. It is bigger than the advice we
can get from experts and/or the best books. It is bigger than the assistance we can
get from high places and programs.
We believe, this Coronavirus is a God-sized problem that only God can fix. Only
the gospel provides an exclusive foundation for human flourishing. All other
ground is sinking sand.
Through prayer and Scripture we learn to walk through our trials with God,
and line upon line, we can find greater peace, endurance, and understanding.
God governs us all. God is the Highest Authority of all of creation, and it is God
Who will always lead and guide us to our greatest good; yet, God is being kept
out of our schools, government, and many other public places because some feel
that God is not relevant, not appropriate or politically correct, offensive and an
unnecessary part of the agenda of life.
Satan is busy. Satan wants us to become distant from God. He goes over and
beyond to remove and silence any mention of God. This relentless attacker
is attempting to keep God out of every institution of our society. He hates and
rejects God. He is always on the prowl... looking for ways to root out God and the
moral foundations upon which our world was founded.
Sadly, far too many have allowed themselves to waywardly drift, outside of God's
Will, and roll with the tides. Some believe if it is not politically correct... it is
not correct or true.
Political correctness is an ideological movement that has itself become the
problem. This kind of mindset, in and of itself is the perfect recipe for disaster.
Unless we are guided by God, we leave ourselves wide open to those devilish
seen and unseen forces that will destroy us all.
When an individual, a household, a neighborhood, a city, a state, and / or the
world accepts ways of life that are forbidden in the Scripture, its society will be
strickened with darkness... with morally bankrupt people.
One can do many things without God such as:
acquire wealth, make great investments, start a
business, get an education, break glass ceilings,
buy cars, homes, etc., but we truly believe that... true
peace, joy, and fulfillment in our lives can only be
realized... when God is at the helm of our lives.
Sadly, many people have remained unfulfilled. They
have lost their way trying to live up to their toxic and
inauthentic, bogus facades and lofty opinions
of themselves. Many have been left wondering why
their lives, regardless of their lot in life, still comes
Worldly acclaim and possessions can bring us a
measure of worldly stability and security; however,
things of the world have only fleeting value.
When we leave God out of our lives... we are inviting
all sorts of chaos, loss and regret into our lives. We
become our own rulers and losers... simultaneously.
Without God, we are unfulfilled and there is a
downward spiral of chaos.
When the good life is separated from God it is futile
and meaningless. Because we have been created by
God, we remain unfulfilled without God.
According to Scripture, God will not
share His glory with another.
From the beginning, the enemy of our soul has been
on a quest to hide God from us; to distort and veil
God's character; to disrupt, rattle, and agitate God's
plans. He has sought out ways to deceive the nations;
to dismantle, impair, destroy and consume God's
people... shipwrecking and eradicating the faith
of those that put their trust in God.
So, what is
Could this be God's wake up call for all humanity?
Could this be God ushering in a worldwide revival?
May we always remember and never forget:
God brought the great flood upon the earth
because the wickedness of man was great.
Before the flood man's every intent, desire
and thought bent toward evil.
These intentions and desires don't sound
that different from today, right?🤔
Could this season be a period of preparation for a new thing God is doing, in us and through us?
God knows how and where to place us so that we can learn and grow spiritually
and become well equipped for our eventual promotion.
Are we walking with God according to Scripture?
As is all too often God must intervene in the affairs of our lives that we are
comfortable and entrenched in.
Human self-sufficiency and fleshly self-dependence is not what God wants to
develop in us. According to Scripture, God wants us to develop a Christlike
dependence on Him. God wants us to acknowledge Him in all our ways.
disconnecting from God and fixing ourselves?
centered that many don’t believe they are.
Much of the ruin we experience is fed by our own spiritual poverty and folly.
According to Proverbs, fools exalt folly and give full vent to their spirit. Has
our world wandered from the course God has set for us?
Satan has a field day when people become willfully ignorant and drift outside of
God's will. Is it possible that our world has become rebellious to the point of
deviating from God's will?
We are to acknowledge God at all times, under all circumstances and in all our
ways, whether pleasant or difficult, joyful or sorrowful. Once we acknowledge the
greatness of God, we will find it easier to put God first in our lives.
Are we keeping God in the forefront of all of our affairs and trusting God's good
guidance, or have we become the highest authority?
As we all continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be a great
time to ask God, what lessons are we all to glean from this unique experience?
In the past we dealt with and overcome: natural and manmade disasters,
epidemics, exacerbated outbreaks of disease, the widespread scarcity of food and
famines, floods, evil and greedy predators, earthquakes, massacres, war and armed
conflicts with deaths of soldiers and civilians. Today, it is the COVID-19
pandemic, physical distancing and sudden isolation.
The tumultuous and uncertain threats we face are countless, but time and time
again we find that we are a lot more resilient and much less fragile than we
thought we were.
These are deeply disturbing and harsh realities we all have, on some level, known
about or had to deal with.
The CDC recommends that if you do need to go out, try to avoid crowds and
gatherings with large numbers of people.
Know the symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of influenza, says William
Schaffner, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. These include:
- Shortness of breath
- Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea
- Aches and pains
- Complications like pneumonia
“Coronavirus is a respiratory illness and spread very readily through close
contact,” Dr. Schaffner explains — for instance, if an infected person coughs or
sneezes three to six feet away from you. It may also be spread through an airborne
route, which, according to Johns Hopkins, means “that tiny droplets remaining in
the air could cause disease in others even after the ill person is no longer near.”
Supporting our own well-being expands our capacity to support others.
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it
can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by
doing the following:
There is not a single moment when we can relax our vigilance.
Petitioning God is the most powerful
way we can respond to this coronavirus
pandemic or any crisis.
When we least feel like praying is the exact moment
we need to pray. None of us, if left to ourselves, are
above turning from God and falling back into the same
old sins we recovered from.
We cannot fight this fight alone.
No matter what we are facing, may we
turn to our Greatest Healer,
Who brings health to the body and
healing to the soul.
While reading an article, someone expressed that "There is no master plan"
regarding the Coronavirus. This may be true, on a human level, because it is
novel and has not been seen or identified before,
God has a Master Plan!
God will do whatever needs to be done.
Whatever God allows into this world, we can rest
assured God intends to use it for our good – including
this global pandemic known as the Coronavirus, or
God has a way of orchestrating a series of unlikely
events that will work together for our good.
We don’t really know the full truth behind this global
disease crisis, but this world still belongs to God!
God is King over all the forces of man
God sets limits not just for the waves but for
everything in the universe.
God's Word reminds us, “If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will
I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”
(2 Chronicles 7:14).
As the coronavirus crisis continues to spread across the globe, even in the midst of
all of the uncertainties and chaos concerning the evolving global pandemic...
let us be responsibly concerned.
Yes, according to many health experts, the coronavirus outbreak is contagious and
very real, but let us not turn our concern regarding our preparedness into worry
and/or panic. There is no value in panicking or feeling helpless. If you are
struggling with worry in the midst of this crisis, may you reflect upon
Isaiah 26:3-4, ‘You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord God is an
In whatever season we find ourselves today,
God is fully aware of our need and brokenness.
God uses even bad things to accomplish good, but
without God there is no real progress, purpose or
direction for humanity.
May we remain faithful... seeing God in the midst of this global tragedy.
Whenever trouble threatens we need to stay our minds on God. We need to
remind ourselves of the many great truths about God.
May we keep God in the forefront. God is our only answer! As we reflect on
the fundamental brokenness in our world, it is clear that only God is able to heal
and restore all that is sick and broken in our lives and in our world.
That’s why we must keep praying that people would come to know Jesus in
response to this epidemic. That this event would spark a worldwide revival!
This sinful world and the coronavirus outbreak is still
under God's supernatural control.
Basic Coronavirus Preventive
and Protective Measures to Consider
Because it is not just you who’s affected in all of this,
but it’s other people. Let us consider the elderly, with
underlying medical issues, and those who live in the
same house with.
Having an emergency plan in place can go a long way
toward helping us stay calm and healthy.
In public places, there are “high-touch areas,” which are basically the things that
everyone puts their hands on, like door handles, railings, self-order kiosks, and the
credit card reader. If someone has a virus on their hands, they can deposit it on
these surfaces, which we can then get on our hands and transmit to others.
The Coronavirus has impacted every one of us in some way. For many, it has
caused genuine hardship and strife. COVID-19 has caused huge numbers of deaths
and the global economy has been greatly impacted. There is still much the
scientific and medical experts remain unsure about, regarding COVID-19.
Viruses like the coronavirus can be spread by close contact, which is considered
anything in the range of six feet.
The purpose of physical distancing is an attempt to prevent further spread of
COVID-19. Health and medical experts are saying there is nothing inherently
dangerous about going outside. The danger is in being close to other people
who are infected, whether they know it or not.
Many healthcare experts have confirmed, if we have no exposure to anyone who
has the virus, and don’t touch anything that has been recently touched by someone
with the virus, then we should be okay. If we stay home, but are visited by
someone who has been exposed, we could catch it as they could unintentionally
bring it to us. The virus needs a way to get to us (called a vector). This one is
transferred by being in moisture (breath or skin moisture) of someone who has it.
Avoid those and we may avoid getting it.
According to, Grant Tower, PhD Biochemistry and Cancer Treatment, Dartmouth
College (2003), the people who are “Not venturing much outside”, not that they
don’t go out at all, so when they go out, they are exposing themselves and then
bringing the virus home to whomever they live with or whom they are visiting.
This “second wave” consists of people who go out rarely but expose themselves to
the virus or bring the virus back because they don’t social distance, staying
AT LEAST 6 feet away from people, they don't properly sterilize what they bring
back, and/or track it into the house on their clothes and shoes.
Dr. Tower, is a trained scientist, and is well-versed in “sterile technique,” which
consists of properly sterilizing everything touched, only touching things with
sterile hands, and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment like masks (and
He states, most people don’t know how to properly wear a mask (which includes
making sure it properly fits over mouth and nose, not taking the mask off until you
are in a safe place, and only take it off with sterile hands). He says that he sees
people wearing their masks below their nose so only their mouth is covered. He
explained that he did not understand that at all.
Dr. Tower asserted, that when we take our masks on and off (because it is not
comfortable/hot or to talk with someone either in the store or on their cell), are
generally fusing with it, and/or taking it off with unclean hands. These behaviors
INCREASE the likelihood of getting the virus because it is being transferred
directly onto the mask that is in direct contact with a person’s nose and mouth for
extended periods of time. Then, we take the virus into the house on unclean
bags, our clothes, shoes, and dirty hands touching common surfaces. People may
not be washing their hands enough or adequately, touching their faces (it’s very
hard not to), or not cleaning commonly touched surfaces enough. And the virus
can live on plastic and metal for as long as 3 days.
If people would heed
to public health advice,
this may afford healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists time to
flattened the curve or totally eradicate this disease.
Smart people can sometimes feel that they are experts in what they have been
trained for, and they lose sight of what they do not know. They can make
disastrous decisions based on knowledge that is incomplete... because it has not
been tested in the fire of experience, and that, in and of itself, can be a dangerous
Our actions do
Staying home is a critical
intervention to reduce
harm from the
spread of the coronavirus
in our homes, community,
city, state, country and
The collective conscience of people can be seen in those who are trying to
cooperate with shelter-in-place. Rather than moving about and possibly becoming
infected or infecting others… they tend to have a moral conscience which operates
as a unifying set of shared values, beliefs and behavior within our society.
Let us bind together for the common good by
collectively cooperating, staying at home and
Most people, at their core, want to pull together and cooperate. Cooperation
always finds a way to prevail. We are encouraging those who can stay home... to
do so. The outcome on any given task can be improved when we cooperate with
each other instead of working and competing against each other.
Scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals need our cooperation so that
they can work on counter measures to save lives, flatten the curve, control and /
or find a vaccine for the Coronavirus. With some of the best minds in the field of
science and medicine diligently at work, may we seek God more and not waste
precious time and energy scrolling deeper and deeper into a hole of bombarding
and harassing misinformation, conspiracy theories and devilish distractions spread
on social media. This is like a kick in the teeth to those frontline workers who
have put their lives on the line to rescue lives and have watched countless people
Staying home is probably the most humane thing
for us to do, at this time.
To err on the side of caution is less problematic and less painful for the whole. The
challenge is making sure we are not a potential incubator for a widespread
outbreak. Let us be especially careful rather than taking a risk and possibly
developing this disease and spreading it.
Why not be a part of the solution?
May we take all of the necessary precautions we can so, that in the worst case
scenario, we can take the steps to prevent and avoid infection. This sacrifice will
keep our homes, communities, cities, states and world healthier.
It comes down to the Golden Rule:
Do unto others as you would like others to do to you.
In other words, let us be receptive and responsible treating everyone like we want
to be treated, and more than that treating all as God has treated us. We treat
others nicely because of the grace we have been given. So that regardless of how
we feel in any given situation, we can offer grace like the grace God extends to us
There is tremendous power and influence in cooperation. Cooperation
fuels grand and small selfless acts, for the greater good.
May cooperation become the new emerging paradigm.
As stated by the CDC, most likely, there will possibly be another wave that we
would anticipate in the late fall, early winter. There will still be a substantial
portion of people that are susceptible.
They are hoping we will aggressively re-embrace some of the mitigation strategies
that they determined had impact, particularly social distancing.
According to the CDC, physical distancing has
been a very powerful weapon.
Physical distancing is not just a little recommendation on a piece of paper. This is
a very powerful means to protect, care for and support one another.
This virus cannot go from person to person that easily. It needs us to be close. It
needs us to be within 6 feet. If we just distance ourselves, this virus can't sustain
itself and it will go out.
So this social distancing that we're pushing ... is a powerful weapon, and that will
shut this outbreak down sooner than it otherwise would have been shut down. And
as next season comes up, it's going to be important that we reembrace that social
Why is the selfless behavior of physical distancing
such a pervasive phenomenon?
Why are some people behaving so dangerously?
Unfortunately, some are complaining, murmuring and grumbling because they are
missing out of their fun times. Some can become so egocentric and self-
centered… their actions and/or behavior, regarding staying home, has and/or
will cause many to mourn, unnecessarily... that's selfish. Just as there are patterns
of infection, there seems to be patterns of emotional and some times irrational
reaction when people, who may think they are invincible, callously ignore
quarantine and selfishly go about their lives as if nothing has changed.
Is it fair to assume that people who continue to participate in nonessential outings,
roaming around are ignorant of what is going on, irresponsible, reckless and/or
Someone acting in a way that may lead to the death of others can lead others to
think that people are intentionally doing or saying things that will increase the
spread of this disease.
Would this kind of behavior not be considered as being inhumane?
This in and of itself potentially puts people outside of their homes in jeopardy and
those inside of the home in harms way. This kind of selfishness could possibly
yield suffering for all of us in the long-term. It is much like inviting death into
According to the CDC and the world health organization, diseases, especially ones
like COVID-19, can lurk asymptomatic within anyone we meet. Federal officials
say the virus can live on surfaces up to two weeks… professionally cleaned or not.
At this point, many have been isolating at home for weeks.
Does that mean it is safe to start spending time with others who have also been
Because so much is unknown about the coronavirus, solid answers are hard to get.
Everything is moving so fast, no one knows a lot. The reality is, the data is a
moving target and erring on the side of caution is the best thing for everyone until
we know. Experts have said, it’s still safest to stay home, right now. What you
shouldn’t do is mix and mingle, even if you can maintain enough distance that you
won’t spread the virus, said Suzanne Willard, associate dean of global health at
Rutgers School of Nursing. Instead, we should follow the guidance and stay home
except for essential trips, such as to buy groceries.
Time clearly does not relate to God and man in the same way. Human beings are
creatures of time, and we look at time from entirely different perspectives. Most of
us realize that time is our most precious gift. We can make money, but we cannot
make more time. Once our lives are spent... we cannot get a refund. That time is
gone... we will never get it back.
In the midst of all of the busyness of rushing here and there.. entangled in the
hustle and bustle of life… it can be very difficult to calm our souls so that we
might be able to spend quality time with God... listening to the voice of
God within us and focusing our attention on God, the Source of our strength.
Spending time with God is the key to every good thing. Spending time with God
puts everything into perspective. It renews our strength and enables us to better
When we go within, what we find inside is a ceaseless stream of answers.
Spending time alone with God fulfills the heart like nothing else can.
This quarantine and physical distancing is a strict isolation imposed to prevent the
spread of disease or in many cases... Dis-Ease. Since we are quarantined and our
lives have quieted down... this may be our golden opportunity to began to look
at the world from the inside out.
This imposed isolation gives us all a golden opportunity to go within and look at
our life from a different perspective. This is an opportunity to study our own
behavior and motivations.
To reflect inwardly requires a great deal of readiness and willingness to embrace
the true self. When we do a good self-examination or observation of our own
conscious thoughts and feelings… we may discover, uncover and fully expose our
misconceptions, dis-ease and/or soul sickness about ourselves and others.
May we take this time of isolation to strengthen our relationship with God.
Spending time alone with God provides the opportunity to truly come to know
God and draw closer to God. God desires "alone time" with us. This quiet time
with God or isolation may be the most important time of our lives. It could very
well be just what our Great Physician has ordered for us.
When we are not in a committed relationship with God we can easily get
distracted and easily become off centered. Spending time alone with God rids our
minds of distractions so that we can focus on God and hear God's Word.
This quarantine can become a wonderful opportunity for each of us to wakeup,
lookup and go within to assess and recalibrate our inner compass and realize
our inner joy.
Let us be courageous enough to turn within allowing our lives to be inwardly
directed by God. Going within can reconnect us to our Power Source. The center
of our joy is not out there. As we look up to God and turn inwardly... we will be
able to look out there and see greater spiritual sparkles. As we awaken to God
within us, all of the answers to our questions can be found. By going within, we
can see ourselves for who we truly are.
God’s didn’t just put us here on earth to fend for ourselves.
God guides our path to safety.
God Guides with a Still Small voice, if only we listen.
Without time alone with God, we will find needs
unmet; we will not truly know the abundant life He
God has moved the hearts of people throughout history to achieve His plans and
purposes for each generation. God is able to use any of us to influence, the
aristocratic, upper class with old money, the governors, the bureaucrats,
dignitaries, the new money, middle class, working class, the working poor and the
pauper to work toward His purposes. God chooses anyone He desires. God is no
Respecter of social stratification. God does not call the equipped; neither does
God call people on the basis of wealth, status, or power, but God does equip the
Praise God, there is Goodness Amid the
While the rest of us can take steps to steer clear of those who may be sick, it’s the
job of first responders to get people the help they need. If the call comes in that
someone is sick or there is a fire, firefighters, first responders and paramedics will
respond, not knowing what they are getting into. Virtually, everywhere we’ve
heard of positive coronavirus patients, there has been concern for those taking care
Many have the privilege of working
from the comforts of their home office
first responders, law enforcement,
grocery store employees, public
transportation employees, shipping
companies, and countless other selfless
frontline essential workers are giving
of their time and efforts and putting
their well being on the line for others.
These essential workers, whose services are necessary to maintain
the safety, sanitation and essential operations we need, are being exposed to
sickness while working overtime with no end in sight.
Generosity is more than giving financially. It’s an attitude of love that flows from
our hearts into our actions. It comes through our bodies to give time and talents. It
flows from our mouths to grant grace, tenderness, and kind words.
During this pandemic we have all witnessed, to some degree, true champions,
unspoken heroes with servant hearts. These unsung heroes have been stepping up,
diligently working and putting their lives at risk, each time they've come in
contact with people.
While the general public is being urged by the Surgeon General, the CDC and
other experts and authorities to stay indoors and avoid crowds and gatherings
with large numbers of people... frontline first responders, law enforcement,
grocery store personnel, and healthcare providers are involved with critical work
that cannot be done from home. They have to show up... ready to serve.
Given the unpreparedness of all governments around the world, we are
hearing moving accounts of compassionate frontline people, who unselfishly put
their family imperatives aside for the benefit of the general population. They work
in emergency response situations and are going out of their way to help others.
As we all continue to adjust our daily lives in the face of the evolving coronavirus
pandemic, carolecgood.com would like to take a moment to thank and express
our sincere gratitude to the following supportive and invaluable frontline warriors
who are providing the vital services we need in times of crisis. Thank you all for
your humanity. Individually and collectively, you all are very instrumental in
saving lives and making a tremendous difference in our world.
⭐️ Healthcare professionals
⭐️ First responders
⭐️ Emergency medical technicians
⭐️ Law enforcement
⭐️ Janitorial services
⭐️ Grocery store clerks, food processing plants,
farmers, suppliers, and stock persons
⭐️ Public Transportation providers
⭐️ Internet providers
⭐️ Technical workers
⭐️ Utility workers
⭐️ Shipping and delivery services
⭐️ Garbage collectors...
and countless other essential workers...
we thank you.
In the midst of all of the uncertainties
wreaking havoc in our world, these
heroic individuals have taken every
precaution to ensure they are spreading
profound acts of heroism, sacrifice and
Just when we thought your work couldn't get any better, you all are going above
and beyond and making a tremendous difference! We are so humbled and grateful
for your taking on the extra work when no one else stepped up... that's huge.
We appreciate each of you.
May we pray for one
another and for those on
Praying for one another is
not only a good thing...
it is critically essential.
God uses many
methods and means
to get our attention,
in order to teach
us deeper truths
The world is filled with unchanging purpose, that is a given. We cannot control the
outcome of this pandemic... that may not be our call. And while we may have an
over abundance of ideas on what should or should not be done, our spheres of
influence are limited and pale in comparison to the miracles and wonders of God.
May we all be reminded:
God still holds the whole world in His capable hands,
and in these very moments, God is still performing
This crisis is urgent! It is time to connect with God, our Creator. Let us pray,
letting God know our specific concerns. This should be our first point of action.
Let us pray for the sick and infected, for the researchers and scientists, for
those who have mourned the loss of their loved ones, for the vulnerable
populations, the homeless, the children, the elderly and for the decision makers
who are recommending strategies and regulations.
May we go to the Scriptures and search out the promises that apply to our
problems... and then, claim God's promises... focusing our time, emotions, care
and affection where it matters most.
May we purposely starve our distractions and keep our
eyes laser focused on the goodness of God, and
persevere in prayer without ceasing.
May we saturate our minds with God's truth and turn
our focus and attention to Who we know and what we
know that God, the unchanging One, can accomplish.
God’s promise of power reaches us
in our frailty and fear.
Let us not allow this or any crisis to stalk us with irrational thoughts or
immobilize our intimacy with God. If allowed, the spirit of fear can feed hasty,
reactive, even irrational behavior. God's Word holds the key that will impart
life-changing truths, light, reduce fear, strengthen our faith, comfort us, guide
us and give us peace that surpasses all understanding as we press through these
confusing and uncertain times.
God is able to set us free from fear.
As we remain spiritually and emotionally sober, we can face fear by taking
a step back and inviting God's perfect love to lead us, comfort and delight
We are much stronger and have much more courage in the face of adversity than
we are often led to think or believe. In reality, we are very powerful; we need little
in our lives to get by, and we are able to sustain an awful lot of hits and still,
somehow, keep going.
May we focus on this truth; reminding ourselves of our ability to persevere. Think
about it: most of our greatest life lessons were learned during periods of suffering.
May God calm the raging seas around us, and still the storms to a whisper. May we
have no fear of bad news, as we keep our heart steadfast trusting in God and God
May we lean on God's promises, and know that this
season of heaviness is not permanent... nothing is,
with the exception of God and God's promises.
Everything has a season... this is a promise.
Eccelestiastes 3:1-8 represents all the seasons and the important changes of our
lives. Some are happy times, others sad; some are productive while others seem
wasteful; some inspire peace and others bring pain, but all of the seasons are
necessary for us to learn, grow, and evolve as spiritual beings.
This world, in its present state, needs God.
May we anchor our souls in God.
While much of Scripture chronicles past events of significance, others prepare us
for astonishing and often supernatural happenings, which are yet to take place in
the near or distant future. And in every story, we recognize God's hand of blessing
and righteousness, guiding every event for the benefit of His people and for
His greater glory.
In God's wisdom, He
records history in
advance, so that we can
trust Him today,
and have bright hope for
During these challenging and unprecedented times,
may we always remember and never forget:
God is in full control of all that takes place in this world, and nothing escapes
God's notice. God uses everything together for the good of those that love Him
and even uses the wicked works of the enemy to forward His perfect plans and
In times like these, it is easy to let fear of the unknown grip our hearts and minds.
May we cling to the hope that God is at work, at such a time as this. Even when
fear and confusion are on the rise, let us keep the faith... clinging to the hope
that God is able to lead us out of the valley of worry and fear. God is able to use
the most unlikely events for our good. This pandemic may very well give way to
a much needed spiritual reawakening for us all.
We may not always understand the details of God’s plan, but we know that God's
unfailing love is perfect. Knowing this, let us turn to God and seek to trust God
with all our heart... in ALL things.
Who knows how God will use this disease. 🤔
It helps to put our past and future problems in the proper perspective.
Let us remind ourselves of life’s ebbs and flows. Change is constant. Every
thought, feeling, emotion and situation in life is temporary. Whether it is
disturbing, burdensome, unpleasant, or a very exasperating and depleting
experience... it will soon pass.
Everything changes over time.
Be it sorrow, worries, joy or pain... it will soon pass away.
Be encouraged, and know
that God is mightier than
our problems and
sovereign over our
No matter how dangerous and overwhelming things
may seem or are, God will carry us through it, if we
allow Him to.
Now is the time for healing... to truly experience and
embrace a oneness of all humanity.
With the power of healing will come the acceptance,
tolerance and understanding of each other and our
differences... which is long overdue. Our shared pain
should produce compassion.
Now that we can truly empathize with one another in
our common struggle against this dangerous outbreak
of coronavirus... maybe, just maybe we will be
compelled to realized the humanity in each of us.
May this global pandemic help us return
to God and grow in our knowledge and
relationship with God.
God's unfailing love can lead us through
these troubling times and allow this
novel global pandemic to become the
impetus for all nations to come to know
God and realize a Spirit of solidarity...
the ties that bind every tribe, nation,
creed, color and tongue together as one.
Let us always remember and never
God's sovereignty is not limited to a
single nation or a single country. God is
the Lord of all the world, for He is our
Whether we are conscious of it or not...
we are all interconnected... living the
human experience... breathing the same
air and eating food grown out of mother
earth. No matter how far away we live...
every one of us are literally sharing
Our deep seated aversions to different
races, tribes, colors, genders, languages,
cultures, etc., may actually be our
response to fear that those qualities we
see in others... also exist in us.
There is One God and Father. We all
share and depend on the same Divine
Creator. We are all a part of God's divine
The love of God is not confined to national boundaries,
but extends to all nations, tribes, cultures, tongues,
God's message is always
one of inclusion.
We are all the work of
Isaiah’s prophecy concerning true peace will begin to be fulfilled on
a worldwide scale, as will the prophecy that says,
“Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither
shall they learn war anymore”.
May God's tremendous peace
surround and protect us all.
"Glory to God in the highest, and peace
on earth to those whom God is pleased."
May we seize the moment and become intentional
about embracing and celebrating all races and
cultures. We believe, inclusion propels us forward in
unity to our Divine Destiny.
God's thoughts are not our thoughts, nor His ways our
ways, but God's thoughts and ways are higher, holier,
and infinitely more glorious.