Well here is a dirty little secret. I write these devotions a month ahead. So as I one- finger -type this, I am three weeks into broken arm recovery. That means, (say I will great anticipation,) that by the time you read this I will be free of this sling and actually driving again.
Honestly, you don’t know how hard it is to just use one hand unless you have lived through it.
I have so much more sympathy now when see someone struggling with crutches, or maneuvering a wheelchair.
A friend sent me a card that said “Be thankful in all things. It might be a blessing in disguise.”
Indeed it has. I have learned to do lots of things with one hand. I’ve learned to get my exercise indoors. I walk all the time I am on the phone. It’s not fresh air but at least I am moving.
I have learned how important it is to drop a pot of soup off to a sick neighbor or drop in for a visit and a cup of tea.
I have many things to be thankful for and one of them is you, dear readers. Through this time, I have seen Christ in action and I am most grateful.
And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing; sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. (Colossians 3:16-17, MSG)
Prayer- Lord; thank you; for the actions of your people, every day. Amen.