All of our national successes can be traced to one source: God's blessings.
[Darris McNeely] As I'm speaking, the COVID-19 vaccines in the United States and in England have begun to roll out. People have begun taking the first approved vaccines for the COVID-19 virus that was first diagnosed and seen, at least in America, just a little more than one year ago. What has happened with Operation Warp Speed, the development of a vaccine in essentially one year, and perhaps it can be said less than a year is unheard of. And of course, those who are in the know about what it takes to go through all the stages to develop a vaccine for any virus, any disease, are shaking their heads in amazement and wonder at what has happened with Operation Warp Speed at this time.
You know, I was reading about the polio vaccine that was first introduced in the United States in 1955. You know that it took nearly 40 years from the time that polio first really began to make inroads into people in the United States, which was 1916. It took nearly 40 years to come up then with a working vaccine through all the processes to then ship out and to curb that deadly disease that took the lives of many, many thousands of people and children, and crippled them for life in the United States and around the world.
And so what has been done here recently is really something to give credit to the medical profession, to the researchers, to the laboratories that did this, and to the government backing and support that cut through a lot of red tape that made it happen as well. But also just to understand that, in one sense, this has happened along with any number of other medical advances to fight disease in the world in the English speaking peoples.
I was reading a book that I often go to to understand a few things about this, "The History of the English-Speaking People Since 1900," by the British historian, Andrew Roberts. On page 424, and talking about the polio vaccine, he says "that it was one of the very many diseases for which doctors and scientists from the English-speaking peoples have found a cure since 1900 far more than the physicians have any other linguistic or political grouping before or since". And, of course, this was written more than 10 years ago, and now we have Operation Warp Speed to do this.
When it's all said and done, we need to ultimately give to God the credit for His blessings upon this land, this nation, in which things like this have been done.
In Deuteronomy 28:12 Deuteronomy 28:12The LORD shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in his season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations, and you shall not borrow.
American King James Version×, God said to His people, and frankly, it applies to our English-speaking peoples today, that "The Lord," it says, "will bless the work of your hands." I think with Operation Warp Speed, God has blessed the work of the hands of the many who brought this vaccine to the public. And for that, we should be thankful in the work that has been done, but put it in the context of God's blessings, the Abrahamic blessings that He has given to the English-speaking peoples today, and remind us that good can still be done even at a time when there is a lot that is not so good, that hangs over the United States and threatens our future. Let's at least give credit where credit is due and the ultimate credit goes back to God.
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