Pestilence – a deadly or virulent epidemic disease.
Source (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pestilence)

Under that category would be Ebola. The news about Ebola has captured the attention of millions of people. Some people from the effected areas of Africa and some people all over the world have made this sad and tragic event the focus of their day. I am feeling sad for the people who have been effected by this tragic disease and their families as well. I wish I could say something to them that would comfort them, but how can I when I don’t know the suffering they’re going through. I live in a decent neighborhood (subject to change at any moment) in posh well kept urban USA. (By the way…there are many here who believe it won’t happen to us).

In the midst of it all, I remembered some verses I found awhile ago. I don’t have the words to make this right, but I’ll let the words from the Holy Bible speak comfort into those who believe in Jesus and are effected and to those who aren’t:

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you  from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes   and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”  and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Amen.

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