Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the storms of destruction pass by. ~Psalm 57:1
Covid 19, the China virus, has stopped many of us in our tracks. The promise and delivery of the vaccines have been cheered and celebrated by all of us. But, how are they being distributed?
President Trump makes the right call to let the states administer their allotted doses in the best way they see fit. Distribution is best done on the local, not federal, level, and I'm grateful for the wisdom he has shown in this circumstance.
However, when my husband, Danny, gets a notification from our hospital group here in Georgia that he can make an appointment for the vaccine, I am not included in that invitation. We had so hoped to get the shot in the same time frame, but that is not to be.
Danny receives his first shot, with no complications, on January 13th. Terrific news! He is at greater risk from the virus, so we think this is why he is one of the first chosen. Turns out, as we hear from other friends in our age group, this is not a deciding factor. It seems to be random. I need to wait my turn with a patience that is growing ever thin.
After contacting my doctor, hoping he can speed up the process, I learn that his office has no control over who will be chosen in the ranks of those aged 65 and older. Quite troubling, to say the least. So, Danny enters my information on an alternate waiting list, hoping that my name might pop up more efficiently and advantageously. As I pen this post on Monday of this week, I am still in waiting mode. Rats!
But I will not give up hope.
God knows I want to be able to visit with my aged mother as soon as I can, and to be allowed to travel to see daughter, Sarah, son-in-law, John, and the three grands over their spring break. All it takes is immunity in time to make these dreams come true.
Until then, I will take shelter in the protective and healing wings of the Lord, who will keep me safe and secure. He holds my life, and yours, in His hands. He will not fail us ever!
I will take refuge in God, trust in His mercy, and hold out in hope.