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    Can God Protect You From Covid?

    With the second wave other family members have now joined me in trying to get my mother to cut back on her shopping trips. Last week she said she had enough food and only would go to one grocery store per week, but as I suspected she backtracked and decided that just one day after shopping at one supermarket that she would go to a second store.

    (I bought her a freezer for Christmas, already delivered, so she could have stocked up at the first store.)

    Last night she realized with a major storm coming the store would be crowded but she still wanted to go. So she decided to pray about it.

    In the morning her friend called her to say it was too cold to walk. My mother took this as a sign from God that since she won't be walking and has extra time in her day she definitely should go to the store and she did.

    Do you think God protected her from any exposure to covid?

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    I donít think I would trust anybody who claimed to have a copy of Godís to-do list.

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    God helps those who help themselves. Sounds like you and your family can't help her, either. She's set on doing what she wants to do, which is her right, as frustrating as it is to loved ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Do you think God protected her from any exposure to covid?
    My bet would be that people who practiced social distancing and wore masks - you know, those things you rail against and whine about all the time - MAY have helped protect her from covid. I guess she will find out in about 2 weeks.
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    I believe in God, and I believe He loves us and looks after us and is love. I also believe that we are in no way capable of understanding God's mind and that the workings of divine grace are incalculable. I believe that God gave you to her and you bought her the freezer because you love her, and that is an expression of God's love--I do believe that. As for how God acts in her life, I have no way of knowing beyond that.

    I believe that we live on after this life, and we know more then--that now we see through a glass darkly, and then face to face.

    I believe I will know more about the questions you are asking then, after I die.

    But God is present with us, and his love and care are ongoing and always with us. That I believe.

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    I offer you either a joke or a parable, depending on your beliefs.

    there was a huge storm coming, and the weather service had issued a flood warning. The town was put under an evacuation order, but when a man’s neighbors came by to check on him before leaving, he told them he was staying put. “God will protect me.”

    the storm arrived and the streets flooded as predicted. The man was trapped in his second story, looking out the window at the rising waters when a rescue boat appeared and offered to throw him a line and take him to safety. But the man refused, saying “god will protect me.”

    later, when the man had been forced onto his roof, a helicopter appeared and a rescuer attempted to belay down to him, but the man waved them off, saying “God will protect me.”

    When the man drowned and went to meet his lord, he asked “God, I put my faith in you. Why didn’t you protect me?”

    and the lord answered “I sent you an evacuations order, a boat, and a helicopter. What were you waiting for?”

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    This reminds me of the current stupid problem in my neighborhood where the young man who owns two dogs tells everyone that it would be gods will if they get hit by a car because he constantly let them roam free. It is gods will.
    Especially since he and his ghetto friends race down all the streets surrounding the park which the dogs run to, I would think itís more of his doing.

    These are black dogs. I guess these black lives donít matter.

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    I don't, people around here have to been praying for the Broncos to win and it finally happened. I wonder how many pray for a sports victory when only half can win.

    Seriously, as they say, God works in mysterious ways. We may not know the purpose. Job suffered as a test of faith. Since we've been promised the possibility of an afterlife, I don't know that survival has the high priority with God that us mortals might give it. I'd say, live a good life and he will help those who help themselves.

    I do believe in a mind body connection and the possibility that if a person thinks they are protected, they might have an edge. Sort of the placebo effect.

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    For 25 years hundreds of prayers went up for me to be healed of asthma. I used daily inhalers for 95% of those years.

    The allergist who treated me in my 30th - 35th year of that disease got to the bottom of it and I havenít needed daily inhalers for the last 4 years.

    I credit science, not God.

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