Meditations of a christizen (christian-citizen)upon today's topics.
|“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 KJV Holy Bible
I am still alive. Praise God! I don’t limit this sentiment to the pandemic we face. I am aware at 58 years on earth, that many people I’ve known born within five years of me (before and after) are deceased today. And this knowledge has been with me going back some 30 years.
A cousin and brother in-law have tested positive for covid-19 since the pandemic began. Both are essential workers who can’t work from home. Both survived. In addition, three more relatives have been required to quarantine at some point this year. To my knowledge my church family has remained safe from this disease.
Change in direction
The whole world should be thankful that Sen. Joe Biden is President Elect. America has learned (most of us anyway) that who we put in charge matters. I thank God first and voters next for sending Donald Trump back to private citizen status. Now, he can be charged for all manner of crimes and sent from the Whitehouse to the big house.
I normally publish ‘Word Courier’ entries on Friday mornings. However, I waited for a specific outcome before writing about this reason to be grateful. That is, I made sure the blessing took place first. It did: Iowa 26- Nebraska 20.
The Hawkeyes’ victory is our sixth straight in the annual Black Friday bash for the right to hoist the Heroes Trophy given to the game winner. I would be remiss not to thank God for my school’s safety in this crisis. However, the state of Iowa’s pandemic numbers is concerning.
I am thankful for our smaller version of the family gathering this year. I celebrated with four other people this year. Good eating, good conversation and good fellowship but less of us. For those we’re not with, keep in mind Covid-19 isn’t spread through phone lines.
We should realize by this time everything is not going back to normal again. And for that matter it should not. The world had much wrong with it entering 2020. This crisis gives us a chance to fix those ails in ways we may never thought of before. We must adapt and be thankful.