A Pestilence Is Covering The World

Updated on June 12, 2020
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We are living in scary times, not able to go out to eat, go to the beauty shop or shopping, but soon it will pass and perhaps will love more

Reading Psalm 19 deminishes the fear of a reported spike in the C virus.

There is a pestilence that hit our beloved homeland

A beautiful Angel came and took my trembling hand

Telling me, " We must surely flee

The Devil is wreaking havoc on the city "

She took me away into a white drifting cloud

I watched people below gasping for air, many milling about in a crowd







I saw other people in far-away clouds

Huddled together and crying outloud

What is happening to our world below?

Then I woke up and the words were embedded in my soul

Read Psalm 91

It tells us about the time we are having right now

God allows sorrows and sickness, but for those who believe, God made this vow

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go

Then I thought " this soon will pass, but it teaches us to love more and wherever we go, always spread genuine goodwill ".

© 2020 Ruby Jean Richert

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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello my dear friend Kathi. So happy you thought the message was right for this turbulent time we're having. I have been somewhat depressed over my son's death. I haven't wanted to write or read anything, but I'm feeling better. Thank you so much for coming to read this piece, and I do agree with your comment. This is a time for our nation to heal. Love is the key.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lora. Please forgive my lateness. I have been in a state of depression concerning my son's death. I am feeling better and I do appreciate you coming to read this piece, so glad you liked it. Thank you much.

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      Kathi 

      3 weeks ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      What a beautiful message dear Ruby, this is one of those times with all the unrest to love others more. If only everybody could understand this, it would be a different world! ♥

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      Lora Hollings 

      4 weeks ago

      This is just beautiful, Ruby. I think this psalm will be a comfort to many, right now, during this difficult time. I particularly liked your lines, "Then I thought, "this soon will pass, but it teaches us to love more and wherever we go, always spread genuine goodwill. " Thank you for sharing your encouraging words at this time.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Rosina. That's on my bucket list to do today. I will read your article and leave a comment. Sorry I'm running late today. Take care.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      8 weeks ago

      Thank you so much, Ruby. By the way, did you get the chance to read my work? I ask because until now I received no feedback from you in my article. Maybe you got busy with other stuff. In case you did write, sometimes they disappear. Can you rewrite your feedback? Sorry to cause you so much inconvenience.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Rosina. I do believe in God/Jesus. I am happy that you liked this piece. A neighbor had a sign in her yard with the words, " Read Psalms 19 " I came home and read it for the first time and felt so much better. I received your email, I will be over to read your work. Thank you for the follow.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      8 weeks ago

      Ruby, this is excellent poetry, having our faith and hope in God to protect us, those of us who believe in Him in difficult times like the current pandemic. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree Genna. I go to Walmart occasionally and see people not wearing masks and they have young children. I am amazed at their carelessness. Thanks so much for coming to comment on this piece. If you haven read Psalm 19, like me, it will give you a feeling of comfort.

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      Genna East 

      2 months ago

      Beautiful Ruby and so comforting. I only wish that those who refuse to wear masks and take other precautions out of respect for their fellow human beings could read this. We must come together in awareness and love. God’s love begins with us. Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Devika. Yes, living in today's world is a challenge. Hope all is well with you and family.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Ruby thank you for such a thoughtful hub every day is a challenge.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Umesh. Thank you much. Happy you came to visit.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      You have presented it so nicely. Thanks.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. I hope everyone who read this piece will read psalm 19, it gives a sense of peace, it was like it was written yesterday. So good to see you. Thank you. love ya.

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      Maria Jordan 

      3 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      We need all the hope we can get. I needed to read this today - thank you, dear Ruby.

      Love,

      Maria

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Brenda, Sometimes I wonder if God is allowing this virus due to our lack of love for all races. The black race has never been given the necessary education or housing. Hopefully that will change with this last murder by the police. I feel sorry for the good police, and there are good police who do their job well and are not racist. Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate you.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      3 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ruby,

      I read this one again.

      It is true that the virus is spiking again.

      I like that you speak of dreaming and then waking up with the answer in your mind.

      You are blessed with a knowledge for words to reach many with your message.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi William. My neighbor had a sign in her front yard saying, " Psalm 19 " I came home and read it ( I had never read it before ) It was like it was written today with this C virus. I was moved so much, I had to write about it, I hope everyone will read it. It gives a sense of peace in these troubling times. Thanks so much for coming to read and commenting. Peace.

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      William Kovacic 

      3 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Beautifully done, Ruby, and with deep meaning. Something we all need to ponder. Thank you!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nithya, it does give a secure feeling when one reads Psalm 19, we know that God will help us in times of trouble. I had never read it before until my neighbor had a sign in her yard. Thank you so much.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 months ago from Dubai

      A positive poem gives us hope and reassurance that God is always there to protect; thank you for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Anupan, happy to meet you and yes, we all want an angle to guide us. Thank you much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Shyron, it is so good to see you. I've missed your poetry in the comment section. Glad you are well. Thanks for coming to read this piece.

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      Anupam Mitu 

      3 months ago from MUMBAI

      Indeed inspirational!

      Lovely write up!

      That angel.... We all wish to have that one in our life

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 months ago from Texas

      Ruby, Ruby my gem of a friend, where oh where do I begin?

      We both know God's Love will protect us

      And keep us from sin and

      The virus will be swept away and we can all breath again.

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Brenda. When I read Psalm 91 it gave me renewed courage that we will survive with God's love for us. Take care my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Clive, you say the sweetest things. Thanks so much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. That's the most important thing we can do to stop the horrible treatment of some black people. This C virus hits them more than whites. Thanks so much for reading this piece and commenting.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      3 months ago from Washington Court House

      Such a wonderful poem, Ruby.

      God will protect us.

      Take care

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thanks Hari, Glad you thought it was a positive piece. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Peggy. I heard on the news that they are testing people with a new vaccine, hopefully it will work. I agree on the voting. We must elect someone who will put the U.S. before politics, and of course praying for guidance. Thank you much for coming to read this piece.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eric. Don't worry about making a mistake. I didn't think you made a mistake. Psalm 91 and the C virus is 19. I am always pleased when you visit my articles. No one knows the bible more than you. Cheers my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Manatita. I love reading the Psalm, but I'd never read 91 until yesterday. It spoke so much about the time we are now having, it could have been written yesterday. It gives us much peace. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Pamela. I had never read that psalm, a neighbor had a sign in her yard with Psalm 19 written on it, I came home and read it and was amazed how it spoke of events happening in our world now. My sleeping muse woke up, and I finally found something to write about. Your comment about a sad marriage is like mine. We both survived! Thanks so much for your comment.

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      Clive Williams 

      3 months ago from Jamaica

      Very well said darling.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Your last line is a bullseye. Maybe it is the end of the world. Maybe not. The one thing we can do...we should do...is love one another.

      Lovely, Ruby!

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      Hari Prasad S 

      3 months ago from Bangalore

      A very positive post Ruby. Thanks.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. A neighbor had a sign in her yard, saying Psalm 91. I had never read it, but I came home and read it, It was amazing how much it spoke of the exact times we are now having, so I had to write about it. I'm glad you thought it was a thoughtful message. Thank you.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Love, tolerance, and justice will help heal some of the wounds right now. That and a cure for the pandemic will be the icing on the cake. In the meantime, let's vote intelligently and do some serious praying. Wishing you well, Ruby.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well time for me to study Psalms again. It has been a bit. I'm kind of excited about it. A mistake here and a new journey.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Ancient prayers can be very relevant, especially if they come from a prophet, as they are surcharged with extra energy/Spirit. One of the strengths of Rumi's poetry, is that many say they feel like he is talking to them right now. yet he was 13th century.

      Of course one can feel this in the Beatitudes of Christ or literally whenever he speaks. Comes in red in my Bible. Messiahs are always infused with the power of God.

      Whatever happens in Divine providence, is always for the best. I trust you stay well. Peace.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ann, your comment put a smile on 'me' face. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Eric, it is psalm 91 not 19. It is like it was written today with all the turmoil and hurt we're having. It is strange that the C virus is 19. I am always happy to see you. Thank you.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      3 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I think the message in your article is beautiful. The 91st Psalm is actually my favorite. I was going through a very difficult time many years ago in my first marriage and I use to read that Psalm every day, The scripture you wrote is so hopeful as well.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John. I do believe we will be a more loving nation when all the turmoil is gone. I hope everyone will read Psalm 91, it is like it was written today. I had never read it before, a neighbor had a sign in the yard, so I came home and read it. Thanks for always supporting my writing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Frank. Long time no see, so good to see you back on HP. I missed your stories. Thanks for coming by.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 months ago from Central Florida

      Very hopeful message, Ruby.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 months ago from SW England

      Wonderful!

      Ann

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So cool dudette. I really like this, but wait I like you and and Psalm 19 so that makes sense.

      And wait a second while I put 2 & 2 together -- it is Covid 19 is it not.

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      John Hansen 

      3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A heartfelt and inspirational piece of poetry, Ruby. We just need to be patient and ride this out. Your Country is in even more turmoil and I feel the hurt. I hope everything improves and people learn something from it all.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 months ago from Shelton

      This was extremely amaxing!!!!

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