Buried Alive
Genesis 2:18 (NLT) Then the Lord said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

As a result of COVID-19, deaths in the United States have reached over 927,000; and worldwide the count has now reached over 5.8 million. Comprehending the loss of all those lives is beyond overwhelming, as is the continuing anxiety and uncertainty about the effectiveness of the vaccine and booster shots against the virus variants, the debate on keeping or lessening the COVID protocol safety measures, and the people who are still dying or quarantining from the virus. And in all of this, there are also people right in the heart of our communities who are ‘buried alive’ and are at risk of literally dying if we don’t reach in and help make a way for them to get out of their isolation. Psalm 71:1 tells us ‘And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.’ The sick and shut-in and the elderly are most vulnerable to becoming victims of being confined to themselves and separated from the social interactions they participated in prior to the pandemic.          It’s our privilege and responsibility to reach in and keep them connected to life. We are the ones who are meant to assist them with the activities of life they need help with. We are the link to providing what is essential for the human spirit to feel love, hope, and purpose. We are the body of Christ in the earth. What does it take to remove isolation? Relationships…let’s get to work.