From Fear to Freedom

by Penelope Carlevato in Leading Hearts Magazine

WATCHING THE NEWS FLASHES OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL (AND MY NURSE FRIENDS) DRESSED IN BUBBLE HELMETS AND PROTECTIVE GEAR, I remember many times in my nursing career when I had to gown, glove and mask before entering a patient’s room.

A little chill ran down my back as I thought, Am I protected enough?

Am I safe? Even though I have carefully followed all the protocols to prevent the transmission of disease, am I still at risk?

As we travel this time of unchartered waters, I think back to those days when I worked in a large innercity hospital in Los Angeles. They were troubled times. They expected us to show up and work our shifts. Frequently I wanted to stay home and play it safe.

May we find God to be our strength for the days to come. Only our Father in heaven can relieve us of our fears.

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