All along this journey with Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, and his bout with stage four lung cancer, he and all the earth has also been on a parallel journey as well—the journey with COVID-19 during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The world’s population has been instructed to do certain things, e.g., “trust the science.” Infectious disease professionals, scientists and specialists have instructed that washing hands, social distancing and wearing a mask (sometimes two) would help to eliminate the chances of contracting this sometimes fatal virus. The masses have done so for approximately 14 months. The latest ‘instruction’ is to get a vaccination that would create the antibodies needed to fight the virus and restore the environment we are accustomed to—life without masks covering our faces along with limited socializing.
There may be some legitimate reasons some people fear taking the ‘shot(s).’ However, ‘developing a vaccine too fast’ and ‘we don’t know what’s in that shot’ are not legitimate excuses not to take it. Scientists have been working on pandemic viruses for years and modern technology has the capability of creating, testing and having positive results much quicker than they had in the past. In regards to the second reason, people willingly put things in their bodies daily without knowing the ingredients, including: medications from over the counter and medications that the physician prescribes for every ailment from a headache to blood pressure, et al. Do you know the ingredients in those meds? But we trust it to make us better.
Rev. Fuzz took the vaccination several weeks ago. Through all of his visits to the hospital along with the doctor visits, he never showed any signs of having COVID-19. That’s a blessing. Yet he trusted the doctors that are in charge of his care. His doctors have given him the best of care. They have instructed him on what to do to get the best results during his journey. He has received several tests and medications that he didn’t always understand. But when he deviated in some ways, it was not effective. Rev. Fuzz’s trust in the guidance of his doctors is still a relevant priority.
The same doctors and scientists have been instructing us on the next safe steps for the good of the population. Why is there now a question about trusting them in taking a vaccination? The same trustworthy leaders advise those who want to be a part of the solution to end this pandemic. They still advise us to “wash your hands, social distance when able, wear a mask and get vaccinated.”
There’s no reason to stop trusting when prayer is applied in your journey. Ask and the answer will be revealed. Can you recognize an answer to your prayers?
Rev. Fuzz will continue to pray for the “whole wide world” as he is known to say. He asks that you continue to pray for him. Also, visit his Facebook site where you will find him sharing his praise in pictures, testimony and song. As we continue to follow God’s guide, be sure to keep following his weekly journey in ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’