While the world is scurrying about trying to deplete any and all resources needed for a mandated quarantine, I’m staying put. Everything and everyone is up in arms, and the COVID-19 has caused mass hysteria. I’ve watched videos of actual physical altercations over such items as toilet paper. I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things and one man an entire cart top and bottom full of water. While I understand that there is a concern and the problem is real, we must stop and be conscious of the decisions we are making at this time. Does it benefit you to have 100 rolls of toilet paper and other people have none? Is it okay to hoard all the water when there are populations of people without any?
And while I’m sitting here thinking about it, what about our homeless population? If there is, in fact, a nationwide mandated quarantine, who will take the homeless men, women, and children in and care for them during this time? Who will check on the elderly who live alone when no one is allowed to leave their homes? I think more thought should be put into the ramifications of all the decisions being made. As my father always said to my siblings and me, it would be okay if what you did only affected you, but it doesn’t. There is a lot to think about when making drastic decisions. Things such as any length of time being locked inside. What justifies who is mandated to still travel to work such as healthcare workers, myself, of course, being a nurse, am considered essential personnel, so we must report. Who pays the millions of people who will be out of work during this time? Who will supplement their incomes to pay their monthly bills? Are employers just willing to pay people for 2 weeks who aren’t at work, making them a profit? Who cares for the sick and shut-in who are already compromised and unable to get out? Like those receiving home health services, aides who provide cooking and cleaning services for our elderly.
All I can say is God’s word is true, and everything is coming to pass. My advice is instead of being focused on toilet paper, water, and amenities, please make sure your soul is right with the Lord. Clean around your own front door, make sure your house is in order, and the rest is up to God. I hope that the saints are praying. For no man knows the day nor the hour that the son of man shall appear, but I’m lying my head down tonight with a clear heart and mind. If He comes tonight, I’m going to be caught up to meet Him the air. I pray that you have a peaceful, restful, and unfearful night. Peace and Blessings to all…
Until Next Time,