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Scripture is Sufficient and God is Sovereign

August 5, 2020

Leadership Notes

Is it true that the CDC is now recommending wrapping ourselves in bubble wrap? Or is it people-sized Habitrail balls?

Idea for a bumper sticker:

Flattening the Curve is Widening My Stomach

Back in March, when all this started, the idea was to slow the spread so hospitals would not be overrun. Sometimes it feels to me as if we've gotten to the point where the goal has shifted to eradication. Mandated shut-down was never meant to be a preventative. It was a tool to manage the spread of Covid-19. The death rate is now trending to about 1%, which shows effective detection and treatment. Seems to me an acceptable level of risk.

I do grow weary of news updates about obscure "celebrities" who test positive for Covid-19. I get it. They've contracted a rather virulent strain of the flu. Man, am I sounding cynical!

In all uncynical honesty, I've banished "unprecedented times" and "a new normal" from my vocabulary. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to move on.

I think most of all, we need to get kids back in school. My top three truisms are: