Some of you seen the picture of "My Hero" on Facebook. MaryAnne in her full PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) at her workplace screening and caring for patients. I said she was My Hero... ALL the health care workers are OUR HEROS!
They are working night and day to care for the sick and trying to prepare for the worst that might come our way...
New York State by far is the epicenter(not in a seismology and earthquake sense of the word) but meaning the very center of the most positive cases in the world.
New York State is asking for all medical personnel in the surrounding states willing to come help relieve over worked and strained and testing positive with COVID19 health care workers to come. "You help us and we will pay you and return the favor." Gov. Cuomo said today.
The virus is the enemy and we are under attack!
More than 75,000 cases, over 10,000 in hospitals, and more dead than the morgues can handle... New York is in my prayers all throughout my day.
And yet, in all the chaos(as many have described it in testimonies and interviews) these human body enthusiast suit up with their protective armor and they go out onto the battlefield. Not for the paycheck, not for recognition, but to do what they can to help those in need.
More and more cases everyday(we knew the cases would increase as more testing became available) with no sign of slowing down, New York and other parts of the country are having it rough and my heart and prayers to my Heavenly Father goes out for them.
I would just be in the way if I lived there, but not the oath swearing, trained, life sustaining, brave and courageous health care workers(difference between bravery and courage? look it up)...
THEY are the called today, for the purpose of saving lives.
They are truly the "Good Samaritans" of the world. Not afraid to jump in and help their fellow man.
Let's look at the passage of the good Samaritan in Luke chapter 10 for a moment...
Luke 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
A certain man... a Jewish person that is, went "down" to Jericho
19 miles from his home, to a place where he knew something like this could happen.. he knew better, but he went anyway. We all know somebody that has made bad decisions like this don't we... I even saw one in my mirror recently!
Anyway, he was attacked by an enemy... stripped and robbed, beaten and left half dead.
A religious person saw him and passed on the other side.
An educated church officer came and looked on him, and also passed on the other side.
Then someone who had no dealings, no ties, no relations came to where he was. He saw him and had compassion on him!
The bible says he went to him! Medicated and Bound up his wounds! And brought him to a place to care for him.
The next day the Good Samaritan gave the inn host 2 days of his wages to care for the certain man and he said...
"Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee."
Caring for this hurt man costs him his time, some of his goods, and costs him a lot of his own money... and Christ praised him for what he did!
What if the next sick person is a dear friend or loved one? A child?
What if that person that falls sick next is you?
Wouldn't you want that brave, caring, dedicated and determined health care worker fighting for your life while you're not able to fight?
AMEN! I would!
I have spoke about all people many times saying Jesus died for all of us...
All these sickly people are God's children whether they know it or not.
I want them to know it!
These Hospital Heros today have been called to stand in the gap and be an extention of the Great Physician!
We also have our part... we may not be intubating a COVID patient but we can make sure others have what they need so they don't end up in an emergency room from exposure.
Everybody has a job to do here and I'm thankful for those that just want to help in any capacity they can. Many haven't been called in health care but they trying to ease the burden to keep the hospitals from being overrun.
I bet this wasn't the first time this "Good Samaritan" had helped someone in this condition. It's just what they do... they love their fellow man.
Our Health Care workers today do what they do because they LOVE their fellow man! Everyone of them!
The government may be ok with only 100,000 dead if we "do everything perfectly" but to the health care worker...
(1)one is to many.
A BIG shout out to all our Health Care Workers...
Keep going and doing thou likewise in Christ!
THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU & WE LOVE YOU!!!
Please remember our church prayer requests and all those listed in our church bulletin.
Pray for one another. Pray for our Nation and ALL people.
Pray for our military, their families and the churches missionaries all around the world.
Pray for our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and First Responders.
Pray for all those in the medical field, hospitals and doctors offices as they provide patient well care and also to protect themselves.
Finally Pray for the lost, those seeking after The Lord today.
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, for ever. Amen
"Wherefore edify(encourage) one another..." 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Healthy and Praising in Christ, Pastor Brian
Have a great day!