Too much emphasis is placed on COVID-19

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the article in The Sentinel (Re: the now 150 people in Mifflin County lost to COVID-19). I want to offer an alternate thought.

I am a solid believer in God, his son, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. I believe in the inerrancy of the Scriptures. My thought is this: God has a timetable for every life on earth. He knew before we were even conceived the number of days we would be on this earth. Since he knows when and how we will all pass, COVID-19 is no different than a heart attack or cancer or deaths in vehicle accidents just to name a few. It may seem harsher to have a loved one die from COVID-19 as opposed to other causes of death, but one could argue that losing a loved one is harsh no matter what the cause of death might be. We need to be ready for that day by accepting Jesus Christ in our heart and living a Christian life and serving him.

We don’t put a running tab in The Sentinel for heart attack victims or cancer victims, etc. I just think too much emphasis is being put on COVID-19 and that we need to remember God is in control and is allowing this disease to prosper according to his will. I am convinced God would want us to listen to our leaders and still wear a mask and practice six-foot distancing, etc.

My sympathy is extended to all families who have lost loved ones for any reason. God bless you.

Bonnie Matteson



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