If you wonder where I got my title, there’s a song from my younger years sung by Bob Dylan entitled, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” My husband and I spoke to a couple in their late sixties today. The husband said, “Things may never be the same after this,” speaking of the Corona virus pandemic.
I know I’m more apt to ask God for protection, like today, out loud without hesitation. My hairdresser sent a text: if you’re healthy please give me a couple of minutes to sanitize between customers. If you’re coughing, sneezing, feverish, have a runny nose or other symptoms, please re-schedule.
Thankfully, I was over a sinus infection, etc. so I could go. On the front door, a large sign said, “Wash your hands before your hair cut.”
I did that and then the stylist used bleach to clean the chair and other places. When she began combing my hair the bleach assaulted my nose and throat and then my lungs. I spoke sincerely to the Lord, “Please protect the beautician’s and my lungs, Father God.”
She thanked me and then we visited as she trimmed my hair. Her hands looked terribly red from the cleaning solution.
Today, I heard our governor is asking the workforce to be limited by half so people can stay home. Asking folks to be patient if they can’t get the help they’re used to receiving.
Schools, bars, county office buildings: closed. Restaurants, banks, grocery stores: limited services.
Last night, after we prayed, my husband and I took a 77-year-old lady to the Emergency Room because she had a huge sore on red ankles, and pain and color rising up her leg. The doctor asked why we would chance bringing someone in her age range to the hospital. We’re not medical folks, but we have heard of blood getting infected. They took an x-ray to be sure her bone wasn’t infected, and gave her a strong antibiotic via an IV, plus a prescription for more antibiotic to be taken at home.
Things we’ve taken for granted are unsure now, but God is on the throne. He still heals, and sends peace, and provides if we’ll ask and believe.
May God bless you!