10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:10-18
I don’t know about you but I feel like I need to get my Armor on! So many things have happened since my last article. I can’t believe my own experience is the truth. As I was healing from the broken ribs after 6 weeks, I returned back to the office of the Company I work for. 6 days in I contracted COVID19. I was one of the fortunate ones that did not end up in the hospital. I was praying my heart out during this time, that my husband would be protected against this virus I brought home. Well God protected him from the virus. As I was recovering. My husband had a heart attack. I had to dial 911 the afternoon on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. God kept me calm and at peace during this situation I did tell them I was recovering from
COVID. As the EMTs worked on him I had to stay away in another room. So strange how this virus changes our behaviors and actions. One of EMTs had what was similar to a hazmat suit with a tank and all. The other had on Face shield and mask with gloves. They took him away in an ambulance and I could not go. I wasn’t allowed in the hospital “No One Was” He made it home after 3 stints inserted in his LAD Artery the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Then The week before Christmas my husband had yet another heart attack. I had returned back to the office when he had another heart attack, I made it home in time to see him before he was loaded in the Ambulance. I was so glad I made it to see him before
he left. The hospitals still had the no visitor rules. He returned home the day before Christmas Eve. This time with a heart monitor implant. When I was in the hospital with my broken ribs my son called and told me he was going through a separation, which as time continued was getting so ugly, his ex-lashing out in anger and hate, the grieving of the children, they were caught up in it. This was so hard. To see the loss and disappointment, heartbreaking for my family. As I was going through all of these things my job was adding a whole new level of pressure. I hadn’t experienced anything like this in my 30-year career. It was the worst. During all of this chaos I prayed every day. Each day it seemed I added something new. The world that I see on this earth is falling apart.
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