Friday, May 1, 2009

“Put On Your “No-Fear” Gear”

“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Psalm 91:7, 10-11

Syphilis, Cholera, Smallpox, Influenza, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Mumps, Rubellla, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Anthrax, Botulism, Hepatitis, Typhoid Fever, Tuberculosis, whooping Cough, German Measles, Trichomoniasis, Malaria, Plague, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Hepatitis A, B & C, Tetanus, Meningococcal Meningitis, Ebola, Dysentery, Bird Flu and yes ever Legionnaires Disease which occurred in Philadelphia, Penna. around July 1976 (I was actually living there at the time). These are some of the infectious diseases that have plagued some people in the United States and abroad recently since 1950. Some have been eradicated while others still creep up every now and then; yet, we overcome by the “blood of the Lamb” and there was no need for panic.

Then there are some diseases that are not contagious, yet can be deadly to those who succumb to any of the following ailments: Cancer, Asthma, Tobacco, Alcohol, Narcotics, Heart or Mental Health issues, Diabetes, Lyme disease, Chohn’s disease, Parkinsons and Lew Garrett diseases – just to mention a few.

While scientists are looking for a cure to the latest disease (Swine Flu), Christians continue to have the reassurance that Jesus Christ has promised His beloved followers the safety from any or all of the conditions listed in this piece. Who knew that the Blog that I wrote on “Germs” (see Blog July 31, 2008 @ would be so significant today.

During this time caution is necessary. Be wise and continue to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer or wet wipes on you and your family (I’ve seen too many women leave a public restroom without washing their hands – That’s just Nasty!) And, as heard on the “Today Show”, cough into the fold of your arm instead of your hand. Handkerchiefs are just not sanitary. Don’t sneeze on others. And above all - don’t be led into fear.

As believers we still should Trust in His Word, Believe that what He has said, He is able to perform, and Receive the healing touch from His hands and continue to use wisdom. If you don’t have the faith of God, and believe in His loving protection, then please use the suggested safety alternatives that you should be able to ‘lean on’ for awhile ;)

Ms. “V”


B. Shoemo said...

Ms. V. Your Blog is informative, reassuring and definitly on time, especially with the threat of that Swine flu pandemic threating to hit our shores. I was just reading an artical on how certian church leaders are advising thier parishoners to not shake hands or give hugs of peace be unto you. I think it's going to be hard for parishoners to fellowship or flow in the Holy Ghost if they are restricted to just a nod of peace be unto you. I know that these are safety precautions/preventive measures but I think that your advice to put on your "No-Fear Gear" will prevent a lot of stress which is even deadlier. To me, it is what the doctor ordered. Thanks for the good word.

Ms. "V" said...

Thank you too B. Shoemo ;) It is hard to not fellowship at church, yet you do have to operate in 'faith' and wisdom.

If someone is not in the best of health, I wouldn't have them to exercise their 'faith' now. Continue to use some precautions (the "fist bump" is cute and will suffice an open handshake).

Mainly you've got to be led by Holy Spirit. He'll let you know.

Yours in Christ,

Ms. "V"