The Saving Work of God

Bringing meaning out of suffering is the saving work of God. — Ross Douthat.

The above is one of my parachutes of Hope. My sister has worked as a nurse all her life. For over thirty years she has been the trauma coordinator for UAMS. The last time we talked I told her, “Please be careful.” She said, “Don’t worry about me. This is what I do.” My family considers her an hero, she would say, “It’s just what I do.” I suspect that 99.9% of the health care professionals who are fighting the pandemic would say, “It’s just what I do.” In other words, “the saving work of God” is just what they do.

This parachute from a New York Times writer, should give us all pause during “The Great Pause” to ask ourselves, “How can I bring meaning out of this pandemic.” Can I help my children and grandchildren understand that this time is not only a wake up call on how to be prepared for a pandemic. It’s a wake up call on how we treat our friends and neighbors, and a call to action to how we each live our lives.

Please God, help us all not only stay healthy but use this crisis for the betterment of all.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


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