Day 352 | Saturday, 6 March 2021
From The Church Mouse
Today you hear the story of Moses. Moses’ story is told in the Book of Exodus, but it starts in Genesis with the story of Abraham and his family with whom God makes a covenant. Generations later the Biblical Moses draws the extended family together in the form of a nation with a structure and code of law, given to him on Mount Sinai.
If God is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land that flows, as they say, with milk and honey. And he'll give it to us. - Numbers 14-8 (The Message)
February 2021 was Black History Month. During that time, many heroes came to mind: Martin Luther King, Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and Harriet Tubman, the woman called the Moses of her people. Harriet Tubman was a deeply spiritual woman who lived her ideals and dedicated her life to freedom. She was the Underground Railroad’s best-known conductor and before the Civil War repeatedly risked her life to guide nearly 70 enslaved people north to new lives of freedom. In the village where I grew up, I would often visit the home of one of my friends and go down into the basement and get into the place in the foundation where enslaved people would hide before travelling into Canada and freedom. Harriet said, "I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger."
“There was one of two things I had a right to: liberty or death. If I could not have one, I would take the other, for no man should take me alive. I should fight for liberty as long as my strength lasted.” - Harriet Tubman
I think that we have a Moses here in the Woodlands: Ann Lawson. She has been dedicated to getting appointments for the COVID 19 vaccine for anyone who was in need. She was able to get an appointment for Doug this past Wednesday at Walgreens. I had tried at four different pharmacies to get an appointment but was told that he had to wait 90 days after an IVIG infusion to receive the vaccine. Since his infusions are every six weeks, he would never be able to receive the vaccine; nor would they accept the script from Dent Neurological Institute. What bothered me the most was they wouldn’t listen to me so I could explain his special circumstances. After we prayed together last Wednesday and I asked for your prayers for Doug, I felt that I had to go to Walgreen’s and try once more. As I entered the store, I heard the announcement that the pharmacy would close in five minutes for the lunch break. I hurried to the pharmacy and showed them his paperwork and the script. Doug had asked Dent to fax his doctor’s letter to them also. Miracles of miracles: they listened to me and said: “Momma…we’ll take care of him tomorrow.”
Due to Ann’s persistence, your prayers, and the help of our Lord, Doug got the first of his vaccine shots at 9:30 AM on Thursday. Ann had called early Thursday to say that she had gotten me my first appointment on Saturday, at noon at CVS in Westfield. In many churches a greeting to good news often is “God is good” and the reply is “All the time.” Thanks so much to Ann, to you all, and to our faithful Lord for making sure that Doug and I to continue on our journey to the promised land.
Ann: the Moses of the Woodlands