News from the Deanburg Community of Chester County

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with Carolyn Goff

I am feeling much better this week than I was last week. If you noticed I did not submit my news, I got sick with flu symptoms just out of the blue Saturday and went to the doctor Sunday. They treated me at the car since I was symptomatic for the flu/COVID-19. My flu test was negative, so they did the virus test, and I still do not have it back. I was very sick with a horribly deep cough that started immediately, headache, high fever and body and limb aches so bad. I pray that none of you have had it, and I am praying for Todd Lewis and his family. I thought I was going to be the first Chester County victim. Please, everyone, stay in and take all of the recommended precautions.
Please continue to pray for our neighbors and friends in our community and others: Kristen Carlton Jones, Tim Landers, Brianna Landers, Gary Hyatt, Carolyn Brasfield, Jim Ruth, Eloise Murley, Samantha Mosier, Woodie Deming, Betty Quarles, Ms. June Davis, Johnny Roach and his son Johnny, Jr. and my cousin Barbara Sue Mitchell. Please pray for our community as well as others.
Pray for our law enforcement and first responders, our medical personnel, and anyone who has to work with people during this crisis. Galatlians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Happy birthday to Robert Greer on March 26!
“The CDC states, ‘Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people. More information about the source and spread of COVID-19 is available on the Situation Summary: Source and Spread of the Virus.’” From Crosswalk.com, BibleStudyTools.com
Resting in the Faithfulness of God: “1 Corinthians 1:1-9 – When plans are frustrated or life just seems to fall apart in some way, people often wonder, Has God deserted me? Why hasn’t He answered my prayers? The Bible offers encouragement for such times by assuring us of the Father’s faithfulness: “Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His loving kindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments” (Deut 7:9). Five attributes of God make this possible. First, He is omniscient, which means He knows everything, including our every need, thought, frailty, desire, and life situation in the past, present, and future. Next, the Lord is omnipotent, or all-powerful, so nothing is too hard for Him (Jer. 32:17). Then, He is omnipresent—since He exists everywhere at once, He is never beyond reach. In addition, our heavenly Father cannot lie. Everything that He says is true and reliable. And lastly, God is unchanging. Our circumstances and the world around us may seem to be in a constant state of flux, and the Lord may even modify the way He chooses to interact with mankind in different generations. But His character is always the same. So when Scripture tells us that God is faithful, we can rest confidently upon that promise. Circumstances can be painful. But even when situations seem overwhelming, believers can trust that our sovereign Lord knows all, is in control, and lovingly works everything for His children’s good. We can rest confidently knowing that the unchanging God of all creation is taking care of us.” For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.
God Bless, be safe and precautious!

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