Recovering from Covid

I apologize for not writing any Scriptural reflections for the past week. My wife, youngest son, and I have been fighting and recovering from Covid-19.

While we look at so many cases around us and are so thankful to the Lord for protecting us, we also realize that Covid is nothing to be joked about. It is a severe illness with potentially life-long consequences. (Kim had to be taken to the ER twice during the past week.)

Even as we exit our mandatory quarantine period, my wife still struggles with tightness in her chest as she recovers from pneumonia. Our energy reservoir seems to get quickly depleted. We still have not regained our smell and taste. There’s some mental fogginess that wasn’t there before. The list of undesirable symptoms just reminds us that Covid didn’t leave us as it found us.

But, while there are some lessons learned in this ordeal, we find ourselves longing much more for our Heavenly home. We can’t wait to be in that place where we get to enjoy our Savior forever where the evidences of living in a sin-sick world are no more.

Revelation 21:3-4 (NLT): “I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’”

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

6 thoughts on “Recovering from Covid

  1. Pastor Ellis,

    I thank you for all the effort you’ve put forth to spread and teach the Word online to those of us needing help and guidance in this area of our lives. It has certainly had an impact on my life and my efforts to learn more about my Lord and Savior. You and your family are in my prayers regularly.

    I began your daily online Bible study program last year and look forward to the daily lessons. The program was shared with me by Brother Ed Rivero, a former coworker and someone I consider a Dear Friend. Special prayers have been sent up in your family’s and your behalf since learning of the recent illness within your family. I am so glad to hear progress toward recovery is being made.

    As I write this there are members of my wife’s family fighting COVID and pneumonia. Her eldest brother Sonny and his wife Jean are infected. He is at home recovering while she is hospitalized. We are praying for a speedy recovery for them as well.

    Again, thank you for all you do and get well soon.

    GOD Bless You and your Family

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear you guys are sick. Praying for your recovery and restoration for all of you. I’d like to also thank you for your writings. They are helpful to me.

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