Hillsong New York lead pastor Carl Lentz recently announced that he had contracted the coronavirus, as New York was heading into full lockdown, as the virus has hit the city hard. Just two weeks later, he has been healed.
FoxNews reported that Lentz, while on Instagram Live with fellow pastor Judah Smith, said, “I’m fine. I’m good…Let me tell you something. It is definitely real…the symptoms are so real. It’s kind of like a flu times 50…still don’t feel like myself…I look forward to getting my energy back.
“My breath is a lot shorter. Fatigue is a lot quicker. My advice to people is try to take this as seriously as you can.”
However, just this week, Lentz was able to bring a praise report, having been healed of the life-threatening virus. His overcoming of the virus is no small deal as the New York death toll has now surpassed that of 9/11.
“I tested positive, now negative,” Lentz stated. “I am very very grateful for that, but the impact of this virus is real and the more of us that play our part, the quicker we can get to the other side of this. Social distancing is inconvenient but if it helps even a single person its worth it. The exact effectiveness of masks is debatable for some but in the chance that the wisdom that they help prevails, we should all be all in.
“We have decided to donate all surgical masks to our first responders and those in desperate need but its easy to find a scarf or bandana and put them to good use right now (thank you @jerrylorenzo the legend!). We have as a family done our best to lead by example, stay at home and for those asking: its perfectly ok to get some fresh air without a mask, when your (sic) at safe distance from other people. You can even take your mask off, throw a football with your son on the drive back from supporting people on the front lines of this fight and the sky will not fall. I promise. “
More than 400,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the US. The national death toll has surpassed 14,000 and at least 1,939 people died of the virus yesterday, marking the deadliest day in the US since the crisis started.
“I’m excited for the day we get a cure and some of our beloved freedom back,” he continued. “But until then? Lets do what we can do. In NEW YORK CITY alone, at least 5,489 people have lost their lives to this virus. To those that have lost loved ones, here and everywhere..we grieve with you and we pray this brighter day that IS on the horizon comes quickly. You are not alone in this.. #occupyallstreetsintheory #stayhome”