“First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.” –President B. H. Obama
“‘…there’s all the difference in the world between the U.S. and parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading. The United States has a strong health care system and public health professionals who will make sure this case does not threaten our communities,’” said CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. ‘While it is not impossible that there could be additional cases associated with this patient in the coming weeks, I have no doubt that we will contain this.'”
“Ebola is not spread through the air like the flu…You cannot get it through casual contact like sitting next to someone one a bus. You cannot get it from another person until they start showing symptoms of the disease, like fever.” — B.H. Obama
“…the most common way you can get Ebola is by touching the body fluids of someone who is sick or has died from it, like their sweat, saliva or blood, or through a contaminated item like a needle.” — B.H. Obama
As soon as I heard about the ebola outbreak, my blood ran cold. Ebola terrifies me. It has terrified me since 1994 when I read the book, Hot Zone, by Richard Preston. Death by ebola is hideous and horrible. And I don’t appreciate my government treating it like the chicken pox.
Here’s what you should know: studies have shown this particular strain of virus is transferred in the air. You can get it by sitting by someone on the bus. You can get it by being in the presence of those infected.
My heart goes out to the healthcare workers here and elsewhere in the world who have been infected. I pray for them. I urge you to join me in those prayers. And I also pray for those workers involved in caring for the victims. God bless them. It has to be exhausting and frightening. I pray for the families of the infected. What horror they must be experiencing. How overwhelmed everyone must be. My heart breaks for the pain in this world.
Bottom Line (as opposed to Baloney, Balderdash, Bunk, Ballyhoo and Bosh), we have hope:
Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV)
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Our only hope is in Christ. Hazmat suits may not protect us, but God’s supernatural hedge of protection can. And should we become ill, He will give us the grace to endure. And should we die? We do not die without hope. We graduate! Oh, how blessed is that hope.
B IS FOR BLESSED!
I pray for divine health for you, Dear Reader. I pray for your supernatural protection. I pray Psalm 91. In those words I find more protection than any quarantine could possibly offer.