Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ebola and prayer....

Good morning all-

Well Ms. Pham has been upgraded from fair to good and Ms. Vinson doesn't have the virus in her system.  Do you think it was just the great care at Emory and Bethesda? Every article I have read dictates that early detection, lots of fluids and our system have attributed to our success and I'm sure they have.  However, what it doesn't state is how God's people prayed and how a little boy donated blood to a physician that has continued to donate so that others can live.

I am so grateful to the men and women that put their lives on the line for us.  If we not were so scared of Ebola, I doubt many would even care.  I remember when AIDS came out and it was considered a homosexual disease so no one that was heterosexual even cared.  Many years later I was sitting in a women's study class in college and a young, beautiful mother of one started to tell her story.  I think we were all shocked when she announced to the class she had AIDS. The silence in the room was deafening.

We believe that we are immune to the worlds problems but we aren't.  What is happening in Russia could happen anywhere.  When we see people dying of famine, we could be next and when a man comes from Nigeria, our country begins to see the horror of the West African people.  People are only surviving by 30 percent, so far, beyond one man, in the US they have all survived.  We weren't prepared for an epidemic  or this disease, really no one is.  So when I'm scared and want to confine myself to my home, I start to pray and so I have.  I have prayed for the people of Africa and I have prayed for every victim fallen of this horrific disease.  I have asked women in every nation to pray and ask God to protect, heal and bring revival.  Will revival come from this experience?  I have no idea but I do know that God is calling and although our medicine was good, He is greater!

Prayer is power beyond human imagination.  He hears our cries and will answer the way he sees fit. For the family of Thomas they lost a precious sole, who tried to help a dying pregnant woman, for others they will survive and fulfill their purpose.  He was not the enemy; He was a person who loved and cared for others.  He was a victim of this great plague and my hope is that we will all take his family and lift them up in prayer.  May the families of these nurses be wise and may every victim speak of God's great glory, for we know it wasn't just modern medicine that brought them through the valley.  It was God.  Please continue to pray as another physician trying to help has caught this disease and pray for the people of Africa as they continue to fight for their lives.  We are one under God.

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭5‬:‭7, 9-10‬ NIV)

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