“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says GOD, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
Psalm 91:14 MSG

When COVID comes a’ knockin’
Knocking at your door
What do you say? What do you do?
Do you cry? Do you scream?
Do you panic, do you fear?
Do your thoughts spin out of control? Do you get lost in despair?
Or do you wish you’d wake up to discover that it was just a bad dream?

The thought of getting sick with the dreadful virus is scary
Whether it’s you or your loved ones that get affected or infected
It doesn’t matter                                                                                             

You still suffer…

You’ve watched the news, you’ve read the reports
You’ve seen and heard of many people dying from this dreaded disease

Some of them were close to you

It’s distressing…

You’ve attended more wakes and funerals than you care to remember

Both virtually and in person
And you hope and pray that you’re not next
It’s a legitimate concern…

So, when COVID comes a’ knockin’                                                             

Knockin’ at your door
You hope and pray
You isolate and stay

You stay away, away in your bed                                                                 

You do everything to stop the spread
You stay away from many people, from many places                                   

From many things you once did
For a while, at least…                                                                                     

Until you or your loved ones get better

You eat good food, take your vitamins                                                           

Especially lots of C and D
You drink hot soup, you drink hot tea                                                           

All kinds of herbal tea

You drink lots of water, you get lots sleep
You relax, you read, and you binge watch TV
You get some sunshine, you get some exercise                                           

You get some fresh air

Purify…

You get humidified air
You do steam inhalations                                                                             

Aromatic diffusions of peppermint and Eucalyptus, essential oils
Menthol is your new best friend

You take your medicine
You wear your mask
You do the necessary
You stay on task

You clean and sanitize everywhere
Your hands, your body, your clothes, 
Your doorknobs, your surfaces,                                                                       

Your sheets, of course

You leave no stone unturned
You do everything you can
To stay or get well, to get strong
To get healthy and stay strong in body, mind and spirit

Perhaps you’ve never worked as hard before                                             

To stay alive or to keep yourself or your loved ones healthy and safe
Perhaps you’ve never prayed as hard before either
Or maybe it’s been a while…

Maybe it’s been a while since you got down on your knees
To truly intercede                                                                                           

Not only for the health and safety of your own family                                   

But for others’ as well

Your prayers become more fervent
Who else can calm your fears?
You remember that Jesus sweat

Great drops of blood for tears

Now…

You can’t get enough of the Word
As you search to find some comfort
And for peace to flood your soul
You hope and pray to be heard
As you worship God for real

Finally…

You trust, and you obey
You sacrifice the praise that you’d once withheld
And you draw nearer to God
Because you already know that God Is… 

There…

You know that God is real                                                                               

And that He is faithful still
Even when you were not
You know that God is good

All the time…

God is loving and forgiving too
And you know that God is able
Even more than able
To save, to heal

Deliver…

You know you need God now
Now more than ever
To breathe, to live, to love                                                                           

To see another day

Please…

You seek help from above                                                                           

As you lift your eyes to the hills                                                                     

Looking to the source and strength of your life                                             

You pray God makes all well

When COVID comes a’knockin’                                                                     

Knockin’ at your door
What do you say? What do you do?

You do all you can do
You do all you should do
You put your trust in God 
And you say thank you

Thank you?

Yes, thank you…

You say thank you for the awakening                                                           

That you need to take care 
Not just in times of crisis
But all throughout the year

You say thank you God for Your promise                                                     

Of healing and of hope
For body, soul, and spirit
For helping you to cope

You say thank you for the time you have                                                       

To rest, repose, reflect                                                                                   

To think of all His goodness
Of just how much you’re blessed

You say thank you God for health, for life                                                     

Oh, what priceless gifts                                                                                   

You say thank you God for each new day
And for the chance to live it


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