December 29, 2020
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I’m your host Tara Smith- Jarrett
Ushering the New Year, leaving 2020 woes behind
“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.”
Blows after blows, jabs after jabs, 2020 has dealt us with news of murders, flash floodings, and infrastructural devastation, resulting in families being misplaced and robbed of their livelihood. It was as if the Book of Revelation had grown hands and feet and crept its way into our already dysfunctional world, causing mass destruction and chaos.
Tsunami, plagues, forest fires and earthquakes happened in unlikely places. Month after month, we waited for an epiphany when a prophetess, spiritual reader or divine saver with a warped sense of belonging, hailed from an extraterrestrial planet to warn us of the next level of real-life Jumanji. After all, it’s 2020, anything goes right?
We braced ourselves in anticipation of mother nature to unleash on us. Little did we know that our mental capacity was never equipped to face the uppercut that Covid-19 gave us straight to the jugular on its arrival.
Covid-19, dubbed the great equalizer impacted everyone directly and indirectly. Jet planes in the hanger, ships in the docks and buses in the terminus were fully displayed. The rich, poor, nor middle class was exempted. For once, class, colour, nor creed could not get you a pass.
Like a boss Covid-19 took charge, it determined our travel mode and the frequency we could traverse the land we love. It limited the amount of affection we could dish to our loved ones and tassel with us for the flow of oxygen to our lungs. Ventilators got the crown for the year; it was the life-saving machine of the century, no pun intended. The medical gods were puzzled, shocked and confused. They fought among themselves, while Covid-19 unleashed its terror on the nation. Many said that Covid’s arrival was miss-handled, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. Similarly, to his unorthodox ascension into the presidency, he was both lauded and chastised for his unorthodox handling of the virus.
Forty-Five handled things how he wanted, leaning on his own opinion several times. For some, Covid-19 was reporters gold, giving never-ending stories to news media. This pandemic was politicized; it was color coded depending on who was making any reference to gain political leverage. Russian Roulette was played with lives, scant regards paid to some cries and some were rebuked if they dare to pick a team.
Only the fittest of the fittest will survive, it is said that with Christ in the vessel we can smile at the storm.
Let us remain resolute in our pursuit of survival and happiness. Remember, God can restore that which is broken. Let Jesus take the wheel and drive us out of 2020 and into 2021 with a brand new vision.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
Edith love jay Pierce
Tara Smith- Jarrett