One of my favorite verses from the Bible is this one above. It is one that gives me so much comfort during difficult times and right now I feel as if I am in difficult times again.
I have seen signs posted during the pandemic with the message Faith not Fear emblazoned on them. While I appreciate the signs I have a feeling that my interpretation of them might not be quite what the posters had intended.
My take on the “faith not fear” is that as a woman of faith I do have faith in a God who has called me by name, who knows every hair on my head (colored or not), and who loves me for who I am. I also am a woman who believes in science and in the abilities of those to whom God has entrusted great wisdom and knowledge. So instead of just having faith — I have faith that God is in the details.
In other words – I believe God is in the details of the vaccine. There – I said it. I may not be the most popular person in some circles to state that and I may regret it ( but I do have control over comments so keep it nice) but I do believe in my heart of hearts that God has gifted our scientists with great abilities that they have developed and have used during the pandemic. Why would I not have faith in them?
As the cases of Covid-19 escalate rapidly in our county I am appalled and shocked. I am changing plans and, of course, masking up when I go out. The new variant(s) are unpredictable and can be transmitted by those who are vaccinated. I do not want to be THAT person so I will care for others by wearing a mask.
Do I live by faith? Absolutely. Do I live in fear? Absolutely not. Am I trying to make educated decisions about how I live my life? Yes. I hope you will as well.