For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope – Romans 15:4
Since the pandemic has taken 10,000 plus lives in NY stare alone some media outlets are suggesting to share their stories for prosperity of this historical event. For some it can be used as a coping mechanism to deal with the anxiety of their current circumstances, some may want to share by writing what happened as part of their recovery, and for some journaling can be a healthy way to show honor by remembering their loved ones who perished from covid19.
In my opinion, no one would really want to dwell by remembering why their loved one died, as the loss is great enough. I would rather remember neighbors helping neighbors, different cultures celebrating via music to honor who those selflessly served on the front lines ever day. I certainly do not want to reflect on the loss economic market crash nor how many perished alone in a hospital or nursing home, but it all happened.
I do agree that we need record stories, so that we can learn from past mistakes in order to create a better plan for future pandemics or natural disasters. I will not write Dear Diary, but I will type Dear Jesus, so that future generations would know to believe in God for His guidance instead of the world’s advice. May those we loved never be forgotten the from the words we share. As the verse above, I leave these encouraging words so others will gain godly wisdom and to have hope through God. For God’s Holy Word is true and He will not forsake us, nor them. The only thing in life that is for certain is God!