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'I have the eternal security that takes away the fear of death': Christian nurse explains how she's coping on the frontline

by Tola Mbakwe

A Christian nurse working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic has said being surrounded by death every day has made her more thankful for salvation. 

Georgina Coster from Stoke-On-Trent said many healthcare workers are naturally fearful due to the amount of lives coronavirus has taken away. 

"Colleagues in general are just scared, scared for their family, scared for one another. And in the midst of that, they're really trying to do a good job of looking after patients, but just with this lurking fear in the back of their minds all the time, so it's difficult."

Coster told Premier as Christian she's able to go to work unafraid of what could happen if she catches the virus. 

"We're [frontline medics] just living in the fear of death. But I think that for me, as a Christian, it's made me more thankful than ever for the Gospel. 

"To know that I'm going into work wearing my PPE, which I'm really thankful for, but if the worst did happen, and I did get the virus and I did actually die, I'd be with Jesus, and I don't have a shadow of doubt in my mind about that.

"So to be able to say that is phenomenal. And I think I've become grateful for the Gospel in a way that I wasn't before."

Coster has moved out her home to protect her husband who has a respiratory condition. He also works in a hospital but was told to social shield for 12 weeks. They're at the halfway point so far and she said it has been difficult. 

"It's very sad. I do his weekly shop and I drop that off at the doorstep and then he comes out to the front patio and we have a socially distanced sit two meters apart.

"It has been really, really difficult. But God has been really good to us both. We just know that so many people are praying for us and we feel completely upheld by the prayers of God's people and by God Himself. He's definitely carrying us through."

Coster has encouraged people to pray for protection of healthcare workers as it's been reported more than 150 healthcare workers in England have died from coronavirus. 

"Each of those people have husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, children, mums, dads, sisters brothers, and they died serving others. It's an absolute tragedy and they've got colleagues and wards who've been left devastated by their deaths. 

"Pray for grieving family members and pray for God's supernatural protection over health care workers, those who know him and those who don't, just pray that he protects them supernaturally from the virus."

Listen to Premier's full interview with Georgina Coster here:  

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