I woke at 4 this morning with a flash of light—a tell-tale sign that a migraine was on the way. The ONLY way to combat the onslaught is to immediately arise and take an aspirin to open my blood vessels. In my past I ignored that split-second sign. After all, whenever I experience it, I feel great with no pain symptoms. It’s just a split-second flash of light. I rationalize that maybe I just THOUGHT I saw a flash of light. Maybe there was real lightning outside. Maybe I was having a dream. But no. It is a warning–every time. That instant flash of light behind my eyes has been a spasm of blood vessels in my brain, getting ready to torment me for days UNLESS I inconvenience myself and take immediate action. At 4 am I got up and did just that—I took aspirin. And I awoke feeling great. A migraine was prevented.
Every day we are given opportunities to avoid catastrophe by heeding simple warning signs. A fabulous wisdom book of warnings and remedies is the book of Proverbs written by King Solomon. A Proverbs a day keeps disaster at bay. Proverbs has 31 chapters, so just read the chapter that corelates to the date. Where is your hope? My hope is in the God of the Bible. “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding… he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones (Proverbs 2:6, 8).”
As Proverbs says, a wise person continually seeks wisdom and heeds its warnings. So don’t be foolish; be wise and heed the warnings about Covid-19! The W.H.O. and C.D.C. offer warnings and guidance on staying virus free in the midst of this devastating pandemic. It is inconvenient, yet defying recommendations puts your very life in jeopardy. Stay informed. Wash your hands, stay home, and social distance. Here’s the link for the latest information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ The current outlook for this world-wide pandemic is dismal. It is predicted the death toll will rise dramatically between now and Easter. Do your part to heed the warnings and take action now.
What early warning signs in your life do you consistently ignore? Could these be YOUR wake up call worthy of your notice and action?
“Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you (Proverbs 2: 11).”