“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
Fruit. Ripe fruit. This is what’s needed to handle ALL life’s problems. The more of Christ we have (Fruit), the less of self will be manifested—especially during difficult times. Yet, it takes difficult times to really determine the quantity and quality of our fruit.
I admit, this bump in our life has been very challenging. We’ve had to trust God in many extraordinary ways. But this is who God is—He’s God over every circumstance in our life, the simple and complex! The known and unknown! The expected and unexpected! (You understand, right?)
Coordinating medical services is a complex area. This was an area where I had no control and no knowledge. Yet, I had to remind myself, God knows what’s needed. By staying in His presence and submitting to His instructions we received the help needed on Friday, 4/28, after all normal operating medical offices were closed. (That’s usually when things happen, right?) This is when Len’s incision site started leaking fluid, again. This was after the second attempt to close his incision. Friday night I sought guidance through two systems. The best guidance was to get Len seen by the doctor who performed the original surgery, which meant taking him to the ER in Augusta for evaluation/treatment.
Upon arrival to the ER, he was seen immediately. Immediately! The Neuro Team determined additional stitches and hospitalization for continuous observation were required.
Now, we are once again at home and healing. Len from his surgery, and me from all the stresses associated with traveling, caregiving and being a child of The King!
Today and continuously, we will continue resting and reflecting on God’s faithfulness and His provisions, which are too numerous to tell in this space! We rejoice knowing that no matter how uncomfortable our pain is, God is The God of ALL Comfort. In every situation, He remains a good, good Father! As the hymn writer pronounced, “He’s Sweet I Know!”
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Len's wife with his assistance!
Dr. Verna Foster Harvey