It was a time when people were unable to communicate the way they once did. The time continues and we wonder if we will ever go back to the days of hugs both physical and emotional. We need our friends. They’re a vital part of our existence. Without them, we become loners, hermits and recluses. Our solitary way of living becomes fruitless and often leads to depression.
What will life be once this virus goes away? Will we ever go back to the way we were? Will we continue to live in our self made bubbles? Will we be shrouded in loneliness? Will we give up and become germaphobes and skeptics? We could do that, but how is that going to give us hope for a future?
Through all of her surgeries and therapy, she pushed on with a strong faith and trust in the Lord. Before she was scheduled for one of her surgeries she was tested positive with COVID19. Fortunately she had no symptoms of the disease and in spite of her weakened physical being, she came through that too.
It has been several months, but she is now at home. Her family has been wonderful about caring for her and giving her emotional as well as physical support. I long for the day that I can be with her again face to face. When I think of her strength and perseverance it makes my heart glad. Her church community of friends have been praying daily for her complete recovery and it seems that our prayers are being answered.
This amazing woman has been a source of hope for me. Her courage through this battle has been an inspiration to all of us. Her determination to go on living and witnessing to God’s love is a true testimony to her faith.
So what I’m trying to say is that we have choices as to how our future will play out. We can go it alone, or we can continue to share our friendship with others in different ways. We must remain positive during this time of hopelessness and unrest. We must remember that we have the greatest friend ever in Jesus our Savior. What a friend we have in Jesus.