Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
SICK AND TIRED
(Names in this story have been changed)
Sam was looking so worn out.
His wife Sally while waiting for hip
replacement was being pushed by Sam in her wheel chair.
Weeks went by, the surgery
came and went and after what should have been recovery, there she was still in
her wheel chair being moved ahead by her husband.
Therapy came and she was
instructed to use her walker and exercise those legs.For what ever reason, she did use the walker for
a time, but soon reverted back to her wheel chair.
One day I spoke to Sam, and
told him that he was a good care giver.He huffed and in exasperation said, “I am so tired and I need someone to
take care of me.”
A few weeks later Sam was in
the hospital and they were trying to find out what was wrong.The Doctor said they decided to keep him
longer for tests and try to help him.
I knew what the problem was -
- Sam was sick and tired of pushing that wheel chair and the truth was, Sam just wanted to die.
Sam finally was released from
the hospital, and it was good to see them both again.Yes, Sally was still in her wheel
I knew it was time for me to give a
word of wisdom to Sam, and God had shown me how to be gentle yet firm.
Sam was talking with some
others and was not sitting with his wife, so when the opportunity came, I went
to him and told him I was very glad to see him out of the hospital.
Then I said, “Sam I want to
remind you of something the Apostle Paul once said?It was this; I am tired, and I would like to
go to heaven, BUT it is important that I stay with you all, for I am needed
Sam looked at me and said,
“Thank you.”I believe he got the
message because we need both him and Sally to stay with us for awhile longer.
If you are tired, please pray
for strength, because we need you here too!