Covid came to our house this week. He probably thought he’d found a soft target—a 77 year-old heart that subsists on wire mesh and recycled cow parts puts me up near the pinnacle of the mortality curve for this malady. What he didn’t reckon with was recycled parts bequeathed by a brahma bull. So far I’ve had much worse colds. A nagging dry cough and some fatigue the second day have been the only symptoms. Karen then caught it from me and her only symptoms have been a slight headache for two days and a once-in-awhile-cough. She has no comorbidities. Our immunity boosting vegan diet is likely a major factor in the mildness of our cases. We think we’re on the mend, but sometimes Covid comes off the canvas to take another swing. I think he tried that once already but the brahma kicked him down again. Metaphorical musings aside, the foundational truth is the Lord heals all our diseases, for His own reasons, and we are thanking our Sovereign God this Lord’s Day.

We’ll see you in virtual church.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:1-5) 


  1. Paul Otto Says:

    Amen. And it sounds like you and Karen both have the upper hand in your tussle with Mr. COVID. He hasn’t knocked on our door yet as far as we can tell. Let us know when he leaves the house. God bless you both.

    Sent from my iPad



  2. jdwetterling Says:

    Thanks, Paul. A blessed Christmas to you and your family!


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