During my five weeks away from home, I started watching a Netflix program entitled, “Call the Midwife.” While it does have some peculiar elements, the aspects I appreciate the most are its clean themes, references to the Lord, and the restoration of relationships in so many episodes. As I watch today, I am reminded that throughout history, there have always been interruptions in community due to illness, plagues, viruses, diseases.

I am filled with gratitude for those who work tirelessly to find cures and comforts for those who are overcome with illness. Professionals in the medical field, scientists looking for cures and treatments, compassionate caregivers.

Have I expressed that gratitude to anyone? Or do I keep it selfishly to myself, concerned with how my life is disrupted? What can I do today to ease the burden of someone around me, while expressing gratitude for the way they add value to my life?

Let’s try it and see if we can start a whirlwind of good will!

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

Psalm 9:1-2

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