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    6-Year-Old Calms Brother’s Coronavirus Fears By Reciting A Bible verse, ‘I Felt Blessed’ the Mother Says

    While the news might be flooded with intimidating stories about the Coronavirus, there are some beautiful stories out there that encouraging during such a difficult time. 

    One story comes from a family in Minnesota.

    A few days ago, Sheletta Brundidge, a mother of four from Minnesota, shared a touching video to Twitter of two of her children interacting. 

    In the video, Cameron, her six-year-old daughter, has Brandon, her seven-year-old son, recite a Bible verse phrase-by-phrase. 

    “But God did not give me a spirit of fear, but power, love, and a sound mind,” the two say, reciting 2 Timothy 1:7. 

    “Amen!” the family exclaims, as the two siblings hug. 

    “I was amazed,” Brundidge, a comedian, shared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning. “I felt blessed that my daughter was able to pick up on her brother’s fears and just jump right in with, not only a Bible verse but the right Bible verse to tell him that he needed to have power, have love and keep his mind right.”

    Brundidge shared that on that particular day, the entire family was panicked because of the pandemic taking over the country. 

    “At that moment she calmed the dears of our entire family because we were panicked,” Brundidge said. “That particular day I was down to four rolls of toilet paper and could find none so my stress level was high, my husband works in healthcare, his stress level was high.”

    “They were talking about closing the schools so my older son was wondering about some sports that he’s playing and if he was going to see his friends and so our house was just in a panic,” she continued.

    “We have four children, three of them have autism and part of having autism for some children is having high anxiety and my son has that and I was so busy dealing with the coronavirus that I didn’t pick up on it, but I am so glad that my daughter’s been paying attention in Sunday school, she learned that scripture and she walked right over to comfort and mother her brother in his time of need and it barely tore me down,” she concluded. 

    According to Fox News, Brundidge also shared a message of hope for parents amidst the Coronavirus. 

    “We have a saying in our household, ‘faith over fear’ and so we have to really rely on our faith, we have to talk to our children in a way that they understand and as parents, we know our children, we know how much they can take,” she said. “We can give them the message about being safe because we got to tell them why they have to wash their hands so much and what to and not to touch and why this particular time they can’t go to the store or if school is out, why we can’t go to the park or an indoor playground, why is it so important that we stay at home and keep ourselves safe.”

    “We have to send that message, but we don’t have to give them all the gloom and doom and we can talk to them about their faith and having faith and not being so fearful even at a time like this,” she concluded. 

    What a beautiful story. Do you have a touching story to share? Leave it in the comments or send us a message. 

    Lindsay Elizabeth
    Lindsay Elizabeth
    Lindsay is an East Coast native who is passionate about writing, digital marketing, and all things wellness. You can find her on Instagram @wellnesswithlinds or @thefrecklestudio.

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