Rev. Dr. Nahshon Nicks
Family and Friends after two weeks with COVID-19, self-quarantine is a great way to self-reflect. This was a tough time before I was diagnosed, I was experiencing excruciating headaches. The night before my results came in I saw my deceased mother in a dream. When the results came in my heart paused for a moment and I was like "Oh God, what about my wife and kids, purpose, dreams, and the people I hold dear?"
God gave me peace in the midst of the pandemic. I brought my Bible and ten other books to keep my mind occupied in quarantine. Every time I cut on the T.V. the news reporters stated another city hit a spike in Covid cases and someone else has died from it. I kept telling my God and myself I can't die now because I have not fulfilled my purpose and I have too much work to do. With all the books that I brought with me to do research, I was redirected to simply reflect.
For the first time in my adult life I had an opportunity to reflect on three areas:
The three areas of great significance are Faith, Family, and the Future. Faith is the driving force, family is the steering wheel, and the future is where we are headed.
I would like to offer a few words of encouragement knowing that this virus can be fatal but is not final. When I say I am covered by the blood it doesn't make me exempt from any symptoms of this virus. The blood of Jesus gives me hope that my living was not in vain, that the relationships that I built on earth will transcend from this life to the next, and that we have given our youth a road map to glory.
In closing, my prayer is for a full recovery of those that have this virus. That people have the courage and ability to be tested and given results in a timely manner. That those that are essential in any way be protected and their families as well. I pray for insight and wisdom for our top researchers/scientists/doctors to develop a vaccine or antibiotic to counter Corona. I solicit the Most High to replace ashes with beauty and remove the veil of mourning with a garment of praise, break all chains of emotional bondage, provide relief for those in pain, and peace for those in conflict, I pray that the ministering angels keep us encouraged, the warring angels fight on our behalf, and that the Holy Ghost continues to comfort our hearts in Jesus name Amen.