There’s no doubt everyone reading this is struggling while the entire world is in such turmoil. I decided to finally share what has been so heavy on my heart for the past 15 days. Our son, Jeremy, and his lovely sweetheart, Aylin, are on approximately day 15 of battling the horrible COVID19. They seemed to rally over the weekend and we rejoiced. But yesterday and today they are much worse. We kept pleading with them to seek medical help rather than just self quarantine in their home in Westchester County NY, one of the first epicenters in the USA for this virus. It wasn’t until a little while ago after I texted them and threatened to fly out there if they refused to go to the ER that Jeremy gave a little more detail. I hope he doesn’t mind that I’m sharing it here. “Mom, it’s important that you understand what’s happening out here. We’re ok, not getting better but not in CRITICAL condition. People in their 60’s with fever are being turned away at hospitals because their oxygen levels are “ok”. If we went to the hospital now they would send us home. When/if we get to a critical or dangerous place, we absolutely would go. Until then there is nothing that we or you can do except to wait this out. Appreciate the concern, but you cannot come and endanger yourself or others along the way”.
Friends (those of you I know personally and some I’ve never met), thank you for reading this. If you are a person of faith and believe in prayer, we covet your prayers at this time for the healing of Jeremy and Aylin. What I want you, any or all of you to do that will help Jerry and me through the days ahead is to send us YOUR prayer requests. Prayer is powerful and it drawers us closer to the Lord. We want so much to pray for you or your loved ones during this time, whether it’s a physical need, spiritual need or especially if it’s for healing from this virus or other illness. If it’s a request you feel comfortable sharing with the others readers, just respond on the comment line. If you want just Jerry and me to be aware, then email me.
Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” We are praying for the burdens on the shoulders of our President, his advisors and staff, other world leaders, doctors and patients the world over, and especially for wisdom to know how to help those around us. The list goes on and on…..job losses, businesses shutting down. You know all about it because it’s constantly on the news.
May you know peace, the peace described in Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”