From my 2020 Journal. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of trying to give us encouraging words and uplifting things to focus on during our forced isolation from COVID-19, and I’ve purposefully tried to stay away from the topic on my blogs. We’ve heard and seen enough for a lifetime on the news and in social media to bring fear and anxiety into our hearts. I am not afraid, so don’t tell me not to be afraid! But then it hit me. I’m may not be afraid, but I did identify some worry. Oops. So here’s my response.
Is like a worm,
Weaseling its way into my brain,
A virus that goes viral,
With nothing to stop the corruption.
Too late to quarantine,
It’s already done its damage.
All I can do is holler for help and pray and praise
To arrest it in its tracks and
To wash away the filth of the residue
Praise Him, praise Him, all ye little children,
Ahhh, sweet peace.
I can identify with this. Not afraid, but definitely worried, especially about friends who have it. My normal everyday writer life moves along, but I’m aware this virus is the only thing everyone discusses. I spend a lot of time outside in the sunshine, listening to the ocean and the birds, soaking up the enormous peace around me. I listen to music that makes me happy and dance to the beat. I’m suffering through allergies, but okay with that, because it’s not this virus. Hubby goes out and gets our groceries and does the running around, but is concerned he doesn’t bring this home to me. I pray for him every time, and know I have to trust the Lord to keep us safe. We’re enjoying this enforced time together.
What will things look like when we are finally allowed to “move freely about the country?” I don’t know. I do know that my automatic response is to get on a plane and fly … anywhere else in the world. I feel like I’m pinging off the wall of this country, and it’s too small! When I put that on an MK website, I got a lot of understanding. Something like this virus makes us introspective; it’s never a bad thing to know how we feel, because then we can toss it in the Lord’s lap and move on in peace. Praying you and yours stay well.