Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Giving Support...

Monday, was another unusual day for me.

In an effort to get back into my old routine, I got up early, read my newspaper, and did my puzzles (Ken Ken, Sudoku, and Cryptoquote).  All this before arriving at the YMCA/YWCA (Y) to work out in the pool, when it opened at 6:30 a.m.!

After leaving the Y, on my route home, I did a bit of grocery shopping at a store that opens at 8:00 a.m.  Around the corner from the store, lives my co-worker/friend C, who was in the process of leaving his apartment in his motorized wheelchair, heading to the hospital a couple of blocks away, for a medical procedure. 

We said a quick 'hello' out on the sidewalk, before we both went our own ways. 

He told me how he was hurt on the weekend, when he dropped improperly off a sidewalk, to uneven pavement, fell out of his wheelchair, breaking a toe and receiving other injuries, when he landed face first on the ground.  He still looked visibly shaken.

I praise God and thank Jesus that two (2) nearby drivers that saw him fall, parked their vehicles and lifted him back into his wheelchair.  May God bless these people!

It isn't difficult to see that C is rather discouraged.  Who wouldn't be, in his position?

Arriving home, I began doing what I needed to do.  My phone rang.  It was a daughter of a friend of mine. 

Actually, she and I have become friends, as well.  This conversation was filled with tears and sorrow, concerning a close relative of hers that is dying of cancer.

Although I am a strong, mature believer in Christ, I found myself sympathizing with both her and her relative, to the point where I felt like crying, too. 

Even though we both realize that from a human perspective, there is nothing we can do to change the situation, I suggested we continue to pray.  After all, God is the person in control of all things.  Including this situation.

Later, while reflecting on the circumstances that transpired on this rather sad day, I prayed for everyone concerned.  In addition, I prayed for all my real-life friends, and Facebook (FB) friends, and for all the circumstances that each person is facing.  I prayed for you.  I prayed that everyone would look to the person in control of everything.  God.

Prayer, will continue.  And, I pray that you will be supportive of everyone in your life, praying for their needs.

Until next time...

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