Before lock down in SA I was having some work done on my new house. As lock down began I had half a bathroom and two windows that were collapsing from old age. There was nothing we could do about it and I lived with the conditions, resigned to the wait.

But now lock down has lifted a little and my bathroom is finished and the windows have been replaced. This morning the final bits of paint are happening where the windowsills have to be re-painted after the old windows were removed.

So this morning, as I sit at my desk, I am wearing a mask for I have workmen in the house. I don’t like doing it. I feel disrespectful of them. But they are wearing masks too. They are busy painting, and younger than me, so they don’t wear glasses.

But I do. And I am typing this post in a fog. It just happens to be a damp misty morning, which does not help, but every time I breathe out my glasses mist up and I am peering at my screen. I chuckled at the dilemma I am in. Take the glasses off and I can’t read the words. Keep the glasses on and I can’t see the words through the mist.

But then I thought. Some people have lived with this dilemma for the last 6 months. Those who are on the front line in any way have had fogged up glasses, peering through the mist for a whole 6 months. Perhaps they have ways of preventing it. I don’t know. I have tried washing up liquid – and it works, sort of. But sight is not clear.

Soon, the workmen will finish and I will breathe a sigh of relief as I rip my mask off and sight is restored. But there are many who can’t do that.

To them I have five words.

Thank you. God bless you.

What heroes they truly are. And this is just one, small issue they are dealing with on a day to day basis. Just a tiny thing. But sometimes it is the tiny straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Hang in there, heroes of our time. We salute you.

Thank you.

God bless you.

About Mandy Hackland

My love in life is to encourage others to deepen their relationship with God. I write devotional material, stories and small group studies with that in mind. I live in South Africa and also love spending time in the bush, bird watching and walking. I have moved to the coast and am enjoying the green spaces and beautiful vistas that surround me, reminding me of God's grace every day.
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3 Responses to Fog

  1. Yvonne says:

    Yes we do not realise how much discomfort our front line services have to deal with. We do salute them and hold them up in prayer. May they be richly blessed. 🙏


  2. Jill Nightingale says:

    Hi Mandy…. and for dentists in the UK… in a heatwave… wearing scrubs and full gowns and PPE, it’s being described as feeling like sitting in the blazing sun inside a large plastic bin liner. And this is even with Air Con.

    Sent from my iPhone



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