Sunday, November 15, 2020

Healthcare Workers & Front Line Warriors

Year 8-Day 320: Today, I’m grateful for our healthcare workers and the frontline warriors

We are about nine months into this Covid 19 battle and our healthcare workers, educators, first responders and necessary workers are exhausted. My dear friend, Roxanne Stelle, posted this image and I had to grab it for today's gratitude. 

We don't know how long this pandemic will last, but I know that our men and women who are suiting up and fighting the battle daily are getting weary. This is tough stuff. 

Their days are long and the gratitude for their service is waning. The world grows less patient the longer the pandemic continues. It is human nature to be less patient when we are tired and sick, but these frontline workers deserve our thanks and words of encouragement. In the beginning we knew they were heroes, but nine months into the fight, they are even more deserving of kindness words and kind deeds. 

This scripture from Esther has always been one of my favorites. There are times in our lives where we have no clue what God is doing. Other times, it is as if the light goes on and we start to clearly see the path He has put before us. 

"For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” -Esther 4:14

Our healthcare and frontline workers never dreamed of what they are facing today. They have trained for times like this, but never lived  them. Now, they have. 

Encourage them. Be kind. Be patient. Look for little ways to lift them up when they cross your path. They are all exhausted. 

Today, I’m grateful for our healthcare workers and the frontline warriors.

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