I am so grateful for all the workers who are mandated to ‘clock in’ during this season of variant. However, I would like to introduce to you the Unsung Heroes of today. It is no surprise that any task or responsibility that has to do with keeping the family sane and safe holds the position of ‘last but not least’. “I thank God upon every remembrance of you”, Phil. 1:3. To all the mothers and fathers who take risks upon your grocery store visits, thank you. You don’t have a second thought to this matter. It is essential; it has to be done. The initial thought is normally, what must I do to be safe as I go to the store? How must I glove and mask up; are there any disinfectant wipes? Do I leave the items in their original packet or do I change it out before I take it inside? Do I wipe the package off with wipes? Darn it, I have to wash my hands. This mental process is primary when it comes to making sure the family has something to eat. Your love, commitment and sacrifice for your family is to be honored. I honor you !
Another, “thank you” for taking up the mantle for the teachers. Although, there are variations of virtual teacher-student communication to ensure learning, still the parents are much more involved in their children’s learning than ever before. I can only imagine the stress for some of you. You are courageous! Thank you!
Thank you to all of the Pastors, Ministers, and church Leaders who are continuing to minister to the spirit-man. This includes discerning how to keep the body unified at a distance or deciding when to open the church for worship. No easy feat. This also includes ministering to encourage the saints to live holy lives as they themselves remain the same. Stay encouraged. You are fearless. You are another Unsung Hero.
Thank you to the mental health, addiction, and abuse counselors who are tirelessly finding creative ways to provide therapy for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to function at their best. Families and the community thank you!
Thank you to the Sanitation Engineers who continue to keep the environment clean from the mounds of trash that would be accumulating in our homes from the excess trash, rubbish, and debris. You are crucial. Thank you!
There are many others in other industries: banks, department stores, grocery stores, home good stores, gas stations, pharmacies, restaurants, coffee shops, mechanics, towing companies, plumbers, electricians, and postal workers. Because of my narrow scope, I am certain that I have left out many. I congratulate you too! Thank you all and congratulations for being chosen as an Unsung Hero of the COvid-19 crisis and beyond. I honor you! “…And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves”, 1 Thessalonians 5:13. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones.
The journey flows…