March 25th, nine months before December 25th,
the birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us.
Yes, God is with us.
We see Jesus, working through others, is with us.
During this time of the coronavirus, we have gratitude and ask blessings upon:
the nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, clinic, hospital and nursing home staff, who are putting their lives on the line while meeting our medical needs;
those who are serving people who are confined to prisons and jails, people living in homeless shelters and senior living communities, where social distancing is almost impossible;
those who are working long hours to provide the needed medical and health supplies, and those who are volunteering to do what they can to help;
and to friends and neighbors, and people who do not even know us, who reach out to ask if we need anything.
Bless them and keep them safe, O God.