Monday started out bad, and things got worse. My wife, having just recovered from a previous surgery (mostly) was suddenly scheduled for day surgery on Friday that she really needed months ago. The first surgery had been more important, and had to heal first; but now it was time and had to be done. But a dear friend had died unexpectedly, and we had to work a funeral into the week. And since the family was close, we needed to host the post-funeral gathering for food at our home. No problem. Good people offered to help out. But our cooktop had gone out. Time to call for help. Then I get to work and discover I am on (24/7) call.
A wonderful man who runs a wonderful repair company took pity on us and sends his best man out on very short notice the morning of the funeral. The job ended up being much more than a simple repair. But when most companies would have apologetically had us waiting for parts, and another service call, they had us going in a little over four hours. The next day was mid-week services, bringing the grandchildren to Bible classes after work. By the time Friday got there, day surgery ended up being an overnight stay – and I had committed to baby-sitting Saturday night. Wife was finally released Saturday afternoon with 25 minutes to get to the pharmacy before they closed with 3 grandchildren in tow. Made it.
Neither my wife, nor myself were prepared for the level of pain and immobility she is having. But I was able to get someone to care for my wife long enough to make it to worship Sunday morning with the grandchildren. Then I served a nice lunch to about a dozen people afterward, while caring for my wife all day. Now I discover that I sent out today’s blog yesterday.
So what else did I miss? Have not taken the time to Really pray fervently to God for His care today. I am blessed with a good job, a wife that I cannot imagine life without, grandchildren that I adore, a home that is more than adequate, brethren who care about us, and a Savior that cared enough to give His life for me. Wow. I need a verse from James. How about 5:11:
“…you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.”
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