Thankful.. Day #1,201

Visited the C-Doc today for my 2nd annual CT Scan review: ALL CLEAR, still. We will no longer do routine CT Scans, maintenance mode unless we see reason to be more concerned.

Obviously I’m thankful for this new information. I have other minor health issues I need to address, but the Grim Reaper of Cancer appears to have left my property for now. During this time I’ve known many that were not that lucky, and I grieve the loss of many of them. I am thankful I get another day with my family and friends!

I am most thankful for the family and friends who took the time to pray for me during this experience. I’ll admit that I’m not the greatest pray-er. I do it, but not nearly as much or as long as I feel I should (or at least 7th-grade teacher Sister Maria Crucis thought I should).

But ultimately it is simply a conversation with my God, who had people write books and testaments about how much He desires that conversation. When I do it I immediately feel His presence, His peace. I know that He could instantly take care of whatever I’m praying for without me even praying for it.

My favorite verse in the Bible is 2nd Corinthians 12:9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Weakness in the face of cancer. Weakness in my prayer-life. Weakness in the face of COVID. Weakness as I see society polarized around me. Weakness as a care-giver.

That does not mean Christ wants me to be powerless… “ that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Tomorrow – and each day – I hope that I again feel weakness, but that I then use the power of Christ to courageously love and take care of the ‘task that lies closest’ – the task most likely put there by God.

There is no doubt in my mind that when I do that – I feel most thankful!

Again, thank you for taking time to do a simple task that was laid close to you!

His 2nd Cor 12:9 Power!


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