“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 @ http://www.victoriapoller.com/) 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 ;)