Psalm 91:1-3 (NLT)
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
Unknown is the author of this Psalm. Some believe it to have been written by Moses while others think it may have been penned by David. Whomever the author they gave an account of their trust in God. For they knew the safety God provided; whether it be a trap of temptation or a real threat from a deadly disease.
Dr Kent Brantly, one of two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus in the West Africa nation of Liberia, was delivered Saturday morning to an Atlanta hospital for treatment and is showing signs of improvement, experts say.
Brantly "seems to be improved from the reports we got earlier," Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
After transport from Liberia on a specially outfitted plane Brantly, 33, climbed out of an ambulance with the aid of another person and then walked the short distance to the entrance of Emory University Hospital. Both Brantly and the person who helped him were wearing special biocontainment suits and similar protective gear, NBC News reported.
Experts said that the fact that Brantly could walk on his own was an encouraging sign.
Brantly's wife Amber, as well as his mother and father, had traveled to the hospital to meet him but his two small children did not make the trip. [Healthday, August 3, 2014, Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving, By Dennis Thompson and E.J. Mundell]
There are many who fear the Ebola virus and the two American�s who contracted the virus that was transported to Atlanta. It is after all a deadly virus that is severe and often fatal. Transmission of the virus from humans is usually due to contact with blood or secretions of an affected person.
The natural reservoir host of ebolaviruses, and the manner in which transmission of the virus to humans occurs (outside of human to human exposure), remain unknown. This makes risk assessment in endemic areas difficult. With the exception of several laboratory contamination cases (one in England and two in Russia), all cases of human illness or death have occurred in Africa; no case has been reported in the United States. [CDC)
For those who might be fearful of those who are being treated in the United States, we need to trust in The Lord. The Lord is watching over us because we are trying to do what is right out of love and concern for fellow citizens who risked their life to help others. The Lord will protect us from the deadly disease as He imparts wisdom to the doctors who are dealing with the disease. For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, strength and a sound mind. Let use our sound minds to work through the dangers of this virus so that others may be healed in the future. Let us pray that a cure may be found.