The Aftermath

Michele SfakianosUncategorizedLeave a Comment

What happens after the COVID-19 virus?

(The views expressed here are solely from the Owner)

When the COVID-19 virus is over, what activities will we return to? When the COVID-19 virus is over, what will we have learned? We are all learning to do things in a different way. Keeping in contact with friends and family through social media, cell phones, skype, zoom, etc., certainly has been challenging. I don’t know about you, but I sure miss hugs!

After this is all over, will we be hesitant to gather socially? What will be your first priority? These are my thoughts: Families will gather together to properly mourn the loss of family members and friends. Haircuts will be a top priority for many. Bars and restaurants will fill up. Kids will return to school in the fall. What I truly hope is we don’t lose the feeling of praying for one another. Social media has been covered with prayers and well wishes for others. During this time, I’m praying for more people to seek God and his goodness. I want people to get curious about who He is and what He has done for us. I pray when this is over, churches are “busting at the seams” with new members.

I hope families don’t get back to “normal”. I pray parents and children continue to enjoy family time – having dinner together, playing outside together, playing games together, and watching TV/movies as a family. I pray that they talk about God and his goodness and how He brought us all through the pandemic.

I pray those who recover from the virus have no long-term effects on their bodies. I pray their immunity systems are stronger than ever.  I pray that those not affected by the virus, continue to take care of themselves. I pray everyone continues to wash their hands and take appropriate actions to protect themselves and their families from any future breakouts.

Getting back to basics has been overwhelming for many, but necessary. Thank you to all of the healthcare providers and hospital workers working on the front lines. Thank you to all of the people working in the doctor’s office. Thank you to all of the grocery store workers; utility workers; gas station workers; volunteers; those that continue to make supplies for the front lines; thank you to the teachers; and thank you to everyone staying home to prevent the spread of the virus.

You matter. We all matter. We need to come together as one nation under God. We will get through this and look back one day to see how strong we are together – GLOBALLY. Put down the weapons and the dividedness and pick up the armor of God. 

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17

These are my prayers. What are yours?

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