If you’re eligible, please get vaccinated.
That’s my message this week. If you’re eligible, please get vaccinated.
The rise in the delta variant of the coronavirus was predictable because viruses mutate when insufficent numbers of people in the population are immune. Future mutations can be prevented if enough people get vaccinated. Lives will be saved.
There’s an old story of a man stuck on his rooftop in the midst of a flood, praying to God for help.
A man in a rowboat comes by and shouts up to the man on the roof, “Jump in! I can save you!” The guy on the roof shouts back, “No, it’s okay. I’m praying to God and God is going to save me.”
So the rowboat moves on.
Then a motorboat comes by. The woman in the motorboat shouts “Jump in! I can save you!”
To this the stranded man says, “No thanks, I’m praying to God and God is going to save me. I have faith.”
So the motorboat moves on.
Then a helicopter comes by and the pilot shouts down, “Grab this rope and I will lift you to safety.”
To this the stranded man again replies, “No thanks, I’m praying to God and God is going to save me. I have faith.”
So the helicopter reluctantly flies away.
Soon the water rises above the rooftop and the man drowns. He goes to heaven and finally has his chance to discuss this whole situation with God. He exclaims, “I had faith in you but you didn’t save me, you let me drown. I don’t understand why!”
To this God replies, “I sent you a rowboat and a motorboat and a helicopter, what more did you expect?”
God has gifted us with smart and persistent researchers who have developed multiple safe and effective vaccines. God has sent us a life boat.
If you are eligible, please take hold of it. Get vaccinated.