I caught myself telling someone the pandemic hadn’t really affected me much. I explained I had been helping clean up a rental property, so I wasn’t stuck in the same location like most. About a week later, I got the dreaded phone call from my mother stating that my dad was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Not being able to be with him or knowing anything about his well-being was unsettling.

I was reminded during Biblical times how lepers were considered unclean and had to separate themselves from the public. Even though my dad’s hospital stay wasn’t corona virus related, we still were not able to visit or be with him. I didn’t like how it made me feel; I couldn’t imagine being on his end. My heart began aching for all those who were in hospitals, being isolated from their friends and family. My perspective and prayers changed in an instant!

I no longer could say I wasn’t impacted by what was going on. It got very real for me and my family. I am happy to report he was released 5 days later and he’s made a full recovery! Before laying your head down tonight, please lift up all those who are isolated from their family lying in hospital beds. They are already not feeling well, ontop of not being able to be surrounded by their loved ones and those that care about them most.


Published by Susan Rice

I am a daughter of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I am humbled that He calls me His own! I am learning to walk more boldly and confidently in who He has created me to be. My prayer is others will come to know Jesus as their Savior, identify with who they are in Him so they too can walk out the calling He’s places on their lives!

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