Yesterday was my brother’s birthday. He is the one who fell from his boat breaking his pelvic in three places. He has been home for a week now having been in the hospital/rehab for a little over 4 weeks. I was looking forward to seeing him expecting to find a lot more gratitude than what I heard. He was in his recliner with a blanket over him looking much like he did when in the rehab center. The difference was the recliner rather than in a bed. He is glad to be home but he is confined so much because he can’t do anything on his own. I was wondering if I’d be grumpy too? Well that question didn’t need any processing. I already know the answer to that question. I do not deal well with illness when it is me who is ill. I know he will snap out of it but it won’t fully happen until he has some physical freedom to act on his own.
My day outside of the visit to my brother was spent dealing with all the details I mentioned yesterday. In fact, the day bought about much clarity and focus. Mostly, the drama was reduced and I always appreciate that happening.
This morning my devotional from the Blackaby’s says, “if we are a Christian, Jesus lives in you and His Light is within you. Christians are called to dispel darkness (Ephesians 5:11). The Light of Christ ought to shine so brightly through you that those in darkness are uncomfortable when they are around you.” With all the new ministry start-ups forthcoming next week, I know that Satan is trying his best to create darkness for them. It is amazing what God does with it however. When His people come together with God’s purposes in mind, working to please God and not man, the Light shines forth. This is what happened yesterday. I truly thank God for this! We do serve an amazing God who acts accordingly when our purpose is to accomplish His Will.