Current Crisis: The World Will Never Be The Same by Jeff Wingo

The Healing of Ten Lepers by James Tissot (Public Domain)

Thinking about our current situation with the coronavirus I am reminded of an old saying: sink or swim, we are all in this boat together; and, that just about sums up our situation. Like you, I am confined to home, which isn’t all bad, but like you, I prefer to come and go freely. I have to be especially careful; my respiratory system is highly compromised with chronic asthma. One bout of the coronavirus and it would spell the end of me.

However, with the current state of things I fear our world has changed—just as it did on 911 with the destruction of the World Trade Center towers and the attack on the Pentagon. That situation brought many unwelcome changes, among them the implementation of the Patriot Act, and the rapid growth of the surveillance state.

Currently, Ohio has over 564 cases of the coronavirus, 145 people hospitalized, and 8 deaths. I have one family member with the virus; he is in the hospital on a ventilator; as you would expect we are praying for him. I lost my 87 year old Aunt this morning—she had pneumonia, and the nurses at the assisted living facility where she lived will not say one way or another if she had coronavirus. I can’t find out the truth at this point.

In the past few months I have lost four family members, including my 83 year old mother on February 28. So, we are trusting in the Lord, it’s all we can do at this point.

I have started working on a new article for this blog, going to try to clear my mind of the current situation and begin researching and writing again, so look for it by the weekend.

Thanks for visiting,

Jeff Wingo

1 Peter 5:10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Isaiah 40: 28-31: Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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