I Am the Lord

COVID-19, “Shelter in Place,” – Day 24

Journal, 4-8-2020: “My eyes are running constantly. I can’t see anything very well. It’s like trying to look through Vaseline. Obviously, cold compresses are not working. I switched back to hot compresses. Nobody went on a “bear hunt.” The hearts in windows are what everyone is doing. I took the bears out of my windows. I’m depressed.”

Matthew 26:6, “When Jesus was at Bethany visiting the house of Simon, who had a skin disease.”

Common English Bible

Jesus heals skin diseases. Please heal me.

April 8, 2020: Matthew 26.

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COVID-19, “Shelter in Place,” – Day 25

Journal, 4-9-2020: “I woke up at 4:00 a.m. with a sore throat. I gargled and then rinsed my sinuses and eyes. I drank blueberry tea with honey. I ate a banana and took my medication. … Heartburn! I ate cereal and milk. Then I propped up the pillows and went back to sleep. I’m depressed. I can’t get on top of the watery eyes. I have difficulty reading and writing.”

John 17:4, “I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.”

Common English Bible

I can’t work at all!

April 9, 2020: Mark 14; John 17.

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COVID-19, “Shelter in Place,” – Day 26

Journal 4-10-2020: “I went to take a nap after lunch and found the waterbed mattress leaked in a corner seam. (You cannot repair those.) We drained the bed. We borrowed a single size air mattress from Derek. I slept on it and David slept on the daybed. I’m glad I didn’t know this was going to happen.”

John 18:4, “Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him…”

Common English Bible
April 10, 2020: John 18; Mark 15.

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COVID-19, “Shelter in Place,” – Day 27

Journal, 4-11-2020: “David bought a queen-sized air mattress from Walmart. He pumped it up and put it in the waterbed frame. We woke up at midnight. We were laying on wood. We pumped it up again. We were back on the wood at four. I moved to the couch and David went back to the daybed.

Matthew 27:58, “He came to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission to take it.”

Common English Bible

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“…Victims of crucifixion typically hung on the cross after death as food for scavenging animals. …”

Common English Bible Note on Matthew 27:58.
April 11, 2020: Matthew 27; Luke 23.

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COVID-19, “Shelter in Place,” – Day 28

Journal, 4-12-2020: “Easter Sunday. We had our first “Drive-In Church.” I wore sunglasses the entire time. No one could see my eyes. Laura came! She hasn’t been to church since Derek graduated from Victory Bible College in 2015. … David exchanged the air mattress. The new one is 18″ high. I can look down the street while sitting in bed.”

Luke 24:11, “Their words struck the apostles as nonsense, and they didn’t believe the woman.”

Common English Bible

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“…James…doubts his mother.”

Common English Bible Note on Luke 24:11
April 12, 2020: John 19; Matthew 28; Luke 24.

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COVID-19, “Shelter in Place,” – Day 29

Journal, 4-13-2020: “It was cold. I ate breakfast in bed. My eyes are almost completely healed. Thank you, Jesus!”

John 21:9, “When they landed, they saw a fire there, with fish on it, and some bread.”

Common English Bible

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“The scene of Peter’s reinstatement (John 21:15, 17) matches the scene of his denial.”

Common English Bible Note on John 21:9
April 13, 2020: Mark 16; John 20, 21.

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COVID-19, “Shelter in Place,” – Day 30

Journal, 4-14-2020: “The hives around my eyes are back. They are thick and red. I wonder what the trigger is? Western Dressing? I tried Hydrocortisone and olive oil. The red got even brighter. (So much for home remedies. Sigh.)”

1 Kings 20:13, “… Do you see that great army? Today I am handing it over to you. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

Common English Bible
April 21, 2020: 1 Kings 20, 21; 2 Chronicles 17.

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