Six weeks ago, I got up, excited about journeying through Lent and celebrating Easter, and more, this year with you folks here at Spencerport. Who could have foretold what was in store for us over the next six weeks. So here I am after four hours of surgery, three weeks of post-surgery hospital care, one week in a structured rehab setting and now handling my continued rehab on an outpatient basis at home.
Much progress has been made toward my personal healing, but regaining lost strength and endurance takes time. Knowing this, I’ve had much time to reflect on just how God might be working in my own life through this experience. One of the things I’ve become aware of is the truly positive benefit one’s network (which is constantly changing), has on the process. Scripture tells us that we were all given gifts and we were expected to use those gifts for the benefit of others. Because of this, the diversity of gifts available for God to work through, the healing process can take place. For it is not just the highly qualified health care providers who are available to us, but don’t ever forget the power of prayer and presence that exists in our congregations, our families, and our friends who are available to help or extend a hand if needed. Lastly, do not ever forget the power of Jesus is this process, but the key is Jesus can’t do it alone, he needs each of us whenever we are called to help.
Thought I’d include a photo of two of the key members of my healing team, Dr. Christy McMorrow, neuro-surgeon, and Jesus (who spent the whole four weeks in the hospital with me thanks to Cheryl and Bella Ellsworth who located him and brought him to me).
We are looking forward to continued improvement and getting back to see you all soon.