Monday Ministerial Musings
By Rev. Mark William Ennis
Blog Number 13
March 30, 2020
Corona: Some Good News
“They are only telling one side of the story.”
Have you heard that comment. People of all political beliefs, and people who favor one network over the other, all claim that the other party, or the “wrong” network only tells “one side of the story.” I don’t doubt that every person, and organization, has a point of view, a bias.
Recently I hear from some medical professionals that there really is only one side of a story being told. The story, according to these medical people, only focuses on illnesses and deaths, not recovery. According to these folks, as tragic as it is that people are getting sick and dying, most virus victims don’t die. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of those who get the virus recover. Newsweek magazine recently reported that more than 161,000 people worldwide have recovered after contracting the virus.
Some people simply recover on their own. Something in their constitution helps them survive the disease. Others have no such natural ability. They are alive because of wonderful, professional, dedicated health care workers. I bet there would be many more deaths if it were not for our heroic health care professionals.
I know that I am biased, but I bet the prayers of God’s faithful people had a part in these recoveries. This is a wonderful combination: dedicated professional health care workers, and faithful prayers. I can’t prove it, but I believe that in the course of history, millions of people have been saved through this combination.
If you are feeling depressed or overwhelmed, concentrate on the positive. 161,000 virus victims have recovered. Thanks be to God! Thank God to our health care workers. Thanks be to God for these recoveries.
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