interrupt the plans we make for ourselves.
Life gives us a detour, so to speak.
I was reminded of this
again just this week, as I experienced a freak
accident that resulted in second degree (and a tiny
third degree) burns to two of my fingers on my right
hand. Of course, my immediate concern as I
witnessed my fingers blister, swell, and draw up was
for my hand and for my ability to play the guitar.
But as I sat in the emergency room, watching those
around me - strangers, yet my kin in Christ - I was
reminded that God is present in all things. My
self-proclaimed "mantra" song Ordinary Things came
into my head, and I began to listen to how God might
be calling me to minister to those around me, and to
be open to how God might be using that very moment
to minister to me.
I met some
wonderful folks in the ER that night, and even
interacted with a medical technician who is
connected in the Nashville music scene and who
expressed an interest in helping expand this music
ministry. For Jennifer and Gary and Bryan and
Jerry, I am grateful for your care. And for
those whose eyes and bodies I saw worn with pain and
fatigue, I continue to pray for your wholeness and
Let us all pray for
each other. We are but one community in
Wishing you much joy and peace in our Lord and Savior, the newborn babe,
Yours in Christ,