The coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of a 90-year-Old

Being born during the depression, I understood from my parents the struggles they went through to survive and the losses they suffered as a result.  Clearly this impacted my life and instilled in me values about the use of money and taught me to avoid any actions that would be wasteful.  Living through World War II, where food was rationed and you had a ticket to obtain things such as sugar was also life-changing.  At the same time, the country came together to work for the common good,

As I reflect further, I think of the devastating effects of events such as the Korean War, Vietnam, the Bay of Pigs, Communism, Afghanistan, 9-11, the Iraq War, and other acts of terrorism.  None of these, however, have been like this pandemic.  For the first time, even I am forced to stay at home even though I am generally home anyway.  I feel trapped, like I can’t leave, and fear the virus given its deadly impact on the elderly.   I am very thankful that I don’t live in a nursing home.

This is terrible.   Millions are infected and many have died.  The one thing I would tell you is that the elderly are often all alone and suffer from loneliness.  Perhaps you feel trapped or all alone for the first time.  Just think about how your parents or grandparents feel every day when you don’t call or visit.  Make this a time to recommit to reach out to those you know who may be in that situation.  Think about all of the elderly in nursing homes who can’t get visitors during this time.  Even still, when was the last time you made a visit to a nursing home? Pick up the phone and call.  Just a few minutes brings you joy when a loved one contacts you.  

I would also tell you that today is the day you have to think about your destiny.  What happens when you die?  Do you have faith?  Do you believe that you will go to heaven?  Words alone won’t get you there.  You can’t live for the moment because it may be gone in a flash.  You have to seek forgiveness of your sins and accept the free gift of salvation from our Savior Jesus Christ who gave His life for all of us.  If you do so, you can be assured that you will live forever with Him. 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Be safe and think about these things.

Written by Carol Sterk

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