As a healthcare worker during a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, my greatest fear is bringing more than just myself home to my family. It is constantly on my mind. I am not a naturally anxious person and find peace in the passage Phillipians 4:6; it reads Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
This doesn’t mean I do not take extra precautions at work and when arriving home. At work I am very cautious about what I touch and what my clothes are coming in contact with. And when I get home my family knows there is not contact until after I have changed and washed. All I hear myself say lately is “my hands hurt” – a result of the constant hand washing. You can find peace and still be prepared. On a more positive note, the habits we as a country have created during this pandemic have made us a cleaner country. I think of it as a massive spring-cleaning event! I know my house is probably the cleanest it has been in a long time. LOL! People are actually washing their hands! My husband, Mitch, told me when travelling recently he had to stand in line to wash his hands. Until now, this was rarely the case.
I’m comforted by the thought that God is in control. There is a plan in all of this even if
it is never revealed to us. I miss all of the hugs on Sunday morning and am sending a virtual hug right now! Praying everyone stays well during this time.
By: Kellee Manning