What to Do About a Thing Like Covid-19

I am dwelling in the secret place of the most High.

I shall be safe in the shelter of Almighty God.

I will say of the Lord he is my refuge, my fortress, My God, on him I will rely.

He will cover me.

With his wings I’ll be safe from anything that threatens me.

A thousand may fall at my side, ten thousand at my right hand.

But only a spectator shall I be, ‘Cause on his word I’ve made my high stand. He will cover me.

With his wings I’ll be safe from anything that threatens me.

Because I know and understand his name, I have set my love upon him. He has set me on high.

When I call on him, he answers me.

He delivers, honors and satisfies me with long life. He will cover me. With his wings I’ll be safe from anything that threatens me.

The 91st Psalm, sung by Janny Grein  

What if I told you that there was nothing to fear concerning the novel coronavirus? Would you shake your head and look at me like I was in denial, crazy even? Well, let me tell you, there is nothing to fear concerning the coronavirus, and here’s why.  

First of all, let’s look at the word fear. A Course In Miracles defines fear as an illusion. There are two emotions: love and fear. Love is of God. Fear is not of God, and, therefore, cannot exist. Lesson 48 tells us that If we are aware of the presence of fear, we are trusting in our own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in our minds, though not necessarily in a place we recognize as yet, we have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of our weakness. The instant we are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear.  

Throughout history, stories of great plagues have often been told. Cholera, typhoid fever, influenza, HIV/Aids, swine flu, all were devastating and catastrophic pandemics. In present day, it doesn’t help that the media loves reporting on these issues, because it’s good for ratings. Truth is, most people love a good horror story. Please don’t think I’m trying to minimize or disregard the seriousness of any new outbreak or disease. I’m merely trying to put a lid on the fear factor.  

Isaiah 41:10 says: Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.  

Psalms 91 says: For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease… Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday… For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go… When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them with a long life.  

These words I hold true and claim every day. Can bad things happen to good people? Yes, they can. Are we powerless to do anything to protect ourselves? Emphatically, NO! In Unity, we declare the Power of Protection: The light of God surrounds us. The love of God enfolds us. The power of God protects us. The presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God is, and all is well. Thank you God.  

With all the Marvel Comics superheroes out there, it’s hard for some of us to imagine that we also have superpowers! Not just having Spirit within is, but being one with Spirit, we can co-create with God to determine our own destiny. As holy children of God, we do not inherit sickness. If sickness should come knocking at our doors, we can deny its power over us. We literally can rebuke, cast out, reject its existence. We then affirm optimum health as our divine birthright. Co-founder of Unity Myrtle Fillmore was one of the greatest teachers of this truth, as she rejected the once-terminal diagnosis of tuberculosis, and in co-creation with God, healed herself and was rewarded with a long life.  

Daniel 6:16 says: May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!   In times like these, when darkness and fear abound, let us remember that God is love. And that which is perfect can have no opposite. Let us not fear, but remember to call upon God who’s made us strong beyond measure. We are fearless, courageous, invincible. We are superheroes. And we are safe.  

Disclaimer: The author of this writing in no way discredits or denies the benefits of taking universal health precautions. It is encouraged that we all remember to: Pray Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly It’s OK to take a break from handshakes and hugs If you feel sick, stay home If you stay home, stay connected via phone or online with those who love and care for you We will get through this. God will make a way out of no way. Namaste.