If you've been watching the news or reading it as I do, I'm sure you're aware of the 'swine flu' thing that seems to be moving around a bit.
Let me start by saying this- I am not a medical doctor. This blog does not take the place of medical advice.
I've been thinking about how I can send out a message of encouragement about this flu, without making it seem as though I am asking you to put your head in the sand. They way I see it, we have two choices- stay home and stockpile canned beans, or live our lives and pray for the best. The point being, I think there are some precautions we could take, like not traveling to Mexico and kissing someone we don't know. But, we also can't live our lives in the grip of fear from something that we can't really control or understand.
I think its that way with most things in our life. Cancer, death, the lottery. There are certain things that we cannot control and for some reason those things that we cannot control seem to be the things that we spend a lot of time thinking and praying about.
What's the saying? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment? Something like that, basically, that being prepared is good. I think that's important, but I also think that its important to always leave God in the equation. He knows what we're dealing with. He knows what is going on. We don't have to live our lives in fear.
Keep prayed up. Wash your hands. No kissing people you don't know. I think we'll be fine.