Covid 19 How the Christian Community Respond

Covid 19 How the Christian Community Respond
Romans 8; 19-20,23 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. 21 And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the first fruits–we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.

23 And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the first fruits–we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, Pastor Russell preached Waiting Patiently in Hope on Romans 8; 18-26. He stated there are struggled that life ahead and we clearly did not see we did see this coming. One God deals with suffering that touches Spirit with hope the hope God is making something new. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
https://www.acommunityofgrace.org/messages/

COVID-19 is a global pandemic a newly identified respiratory virus that can spread easily. It shares several symptoms with influenza, but it’s treated differently. COVID-19 infection may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing cough, fever, difficulty breathing, pneumonia in both lungs.
The vast majority of confirmed cases are considered mild, involving mostly cold-like symptoms to mild pneumonia; however, those who underline health issues such as those with preexisting illnesses and the such as elderly Heart disease, Hypertension (high blood pressure. Such as Lung disease Diabetes and Cancer Or people with weakened immune systems from a medical condition or treatment, such as chemotherapy and Older adults

THE SYMPTOMS
1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.
IDENTIFICATION
1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.
4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.
7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!
11 social distant 6 feet apart to prevent spreading virus
Because of this, invisible enemy business, restaurant, schools, government and Churches are force closed down. Overtime it will have deep an effect on society. It will causes depression, anxieties, drug use, excessive drinking or massive suicide along with physical and emotional abuses.
Young people who have red ants in pants eagerly and wilily go back work providing for theirs family, President Trump stated America not build not built to shut down. In Genesis 2; 15 God place Adam in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it, its in man DNA to work
Federal, Provincial, and local government are force enact laws to protect people from spreading the virus No matter what they do they will criticize by the fault finder I would done this differently as Pastor Russell clearly stated we did not see this coming. They have thankless jobs
Remember it in man DNA to work so they can provide for their families men was not built to self isolate for long period of time to enact laws such as buying garden tools, plant seed, paint and going your going a cottage is prohibited. What all that Covid 19

Grocery, hardware, drugstores still providing essential service so able serve the customer, and protecting themselves and public well providing an essential services.
Home Hardware would asks the customers what they need will get the product customers would pay for products. The staff would wear masks and gloves.
Food Basic would have customers would wait in line six feet apart outside. Once you enter the store, they arrow pointing in direction should go you’re limited to certain products lastly you need to wait line someone directly to cashier Plexiglas are in front of cashier.
Canadian Tire order on line product pick up the items at front door.
All pharmacies only give out 30 day supply of medications instead usual 90 days until further notice
I spoke to sister who operated a farm all restaurant who vegetables no longer purchasing any products on account they are closed

While waiting in line I spoke a gentleman who emigrated from a communist country he told he wait in line waiting for food and clothing all night
Jackson Square is and all malls close down you only able enter one entrance they only allow people who buying Food Nations, and drug stores if need anything from Hamilton Market you need to enter front doors York Boulevard
Did blood works done felt Covid 19 ICU the staff gowns a glass shield over their faces a mask over mouth and nose surgical gloves? To say startle or shock would be understatement since they are dealing with blood, and they fall under the high risks catalogue. Their Job is protected the patient and themselves

While waiting in line I spoke a gentleman who emigrated from a communist country he told he wait in line waiting for food and clothing all night
I spoke to my sister who operated a farm all restaurant who vegetables no longer purchasing any products on account they are closed

The bus service passengers only able to enter the back door many of seats are cord off. The cab driver passenger sits in the back seat.
All surgery are put on hold many doctors offices such as DENTIST, eye doctor and specialize only taking problematic patients
All senior residences are locked in their rooms unable have any visitor.
To say we are under great stress it would be understatement
https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/why-some-covid-19-cases-are-worse-than-others-67160
https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/covid19?linkId=84302128
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/people-high-risk-for-severe-illness-covid-19.html

The fault finder would asks where is God all this or why would He allow this dreaded to spread throughout the world? To me, a better question would be what role does Christians play. Since we are agent of God? What God saying personally? What lessons learn can from this?
I should start by telling my story and in what the Christian’s community has done to me pebrsonilily and the community. I am candidate with underline health issue if ever caught all of this dreaded disease it would devastate to me personality. Yet despite all l still trust the Lord. My role is to pray stay safe and to encourage others. I’ve Hyper tensions diabetes, and only one kidneys that functioning at 20%
After churches serve a retired nurse name Lois Montgomery asks me about Covid. Let say it not my fine moment in short I was ignorant SOB She trying was gracious I was not. Clearly did not see the dangerous path was on horizon When arrive home received message from brother Stuart stating I was candidate Covet 19 since I’ve Hyper tensions diabetes, and kidney that functioning at 20%. Last time I check Lois does not have Stuart phone# or his email address.
So It was warning from God that something dangerous was on the horizon, Since known to have a hard head along with thick hair. As pastor Russell clearly had stated I did not see this one coming The Federal, Provincial, and local government agents were unaware of the danger that laid ahead even thou they put brave faces playing the blame game wagging finger at each others. Remember it China government that cause this mess likely came from Wuhan lab, or China lab, or the wet market like from bats.
As follower of Christ our hope lies in the unseen not seeing and we wait for it patiently. Earth is not our home we just passing through where true home is heaven
Note But if we hope for what we do not see, For in this hope we were saved. But, hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? Note the word hope especially the phase we wait for it patiently. Three times the word hope appears passages the Greek that words is elpis: meaning confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness. Are hope lies unseen not seeing
While Covid 19 is awful; however, God give permission and allows it to occur . So instead looking at the bad we should be examining the good in which Christian Community is doing. But, if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Note the word hope especially the phase we wait for it patiently

For example, Sonya Curtis a retired schoolteacher call her husband Bob who a resident Queen Garden every night he unable leaves his room she him to remind watch favorite tv program. She also calls elderly and prays for them.
Digging Into scriptures meet every Monday at 8 pm and 9pm Dr Phil Shadd is the teacher and using Zoom to teach on the work of Christ

The Living Rock tends youth who live streets. They have food banks where they can pick up food and in a however they wait in line six feet apart. Every Wednesday between 1pm and 200 pm the staff and volunteers set up Zoom pray for the youth throughout the city.
David Malloy mother is in St Joseph Villie with Alzheimer. His primer is minister needs in his view he view as a calling he recite her favorite Hymns He able recites these hymns and scriptures by memory Unable visit her on the account of Covid 19. According to David they check her temperature several Need someone to talk to miss her mother. I am confidence will see her again. Michelle David sister managed her mother estate ensure she. Enough clothing and her essential need met. They love her she in good hands
Triunity United Reformed Church in St. Catharines Ontario does a hymn sing everyday Saturday night where three female and two males sang all tradition hymns one plays the piano, and one play the violin They do live a stream all the words display a on screen They take request
Pastor Russell and wife Angela her daughter lead worship, and prayer every Wednesday at 7 pm in their home people writes to pray request through chat.
On Sunday, 1,045 am Philpott does a live stream where music plays Jan Mutter speaks to the children about the gospel someone read from scriptures Pastor Russell or Jesse Hill preaches a short message short message. Its played cable 14 on Saturday also You Tube.
Throughout Canada and USA, they do live stream live my Sister Saundra told she had go church play the pianos What told me doing playing piano live stream where her community and elderly in local area and abroad. Live stream live has the potential reaching the world with gospel
On personal note Covid, 19 effect me personally for example, I take the bus throughout and walk through malls pray for the city to many people are without hope because they do not know Christ and unaware he came redeemed mankind curse of sin in which all mankind curse with. As scripture declares all have sinned fall short glory of God

From medical point view I have dry feet in which a nurse cleans dead skin to prevent cracking there’re signs that feet crack in which other medical issue such as ulcer or amputation. While Client still open; however, they do will allow patient couch fever, or bad cold. All dentist’s office is closies so I have not teeth clean over a year in which leave nerve damage in which root canal or nerve damages.

Despite all this God is still sovereign and good If RC Sproul God is not sovereign, then God is not God. If ever a person had room to complain of injustice, it was Jesus. He was the only innocent man ever to be punished by God. If we stagger at the wrath of God, let us stagger at the cross. Here is where our astonishment should be focused. If we have cause for moral outrage, let it be directed at Golgotha.”
Over pass six weeks I have been reviewing taking stock my life since told to stay home limit my interaction this is a time where God would speak in whispering voice taking my walks and working in the backyard enjoy god creation and reflecting in His goodness. Whom am I, I am a prayer warrior, a student of scriptures, a servant of Christ, and forgiven sinner. The Dr John Stott wrote “Who am I? What is myself? The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignity because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling myself what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.”
George Mason said to Jack Baur “You still have got a life, Jack.You want to be a real hero, here’s what you do ? You get back down there any put the pieces together. You find a way to forgive yourself for what happened to your wife. You make things right with your daughter and you go on serving your country. That’d take some real guts.“
While Covid 19 out there we to need branch out take step out cruel world in faith. Remember we are not built self to be isolate. But, to work and serve God and your community and follow the guild line laid out government and most important keep safe

 

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