Bart Millard of MercyMe. Photo by Eliza Marie Somers
Have you ever had an injury or illness that sets off a lightbulb in your head that makes you realize that you are luckier than most?
I went under the knife for "minor" shoulder surgery a few weeks ago and came out with "major" surgery when the doctor discovered a complete tear of the rotator cuff. I went from 3-4 weeks total recovery to 3-4 weeks in a sling and 4-6 MONTHS recovery.
But as I've been coming to grips with this looming rehabilitation and disability that I didn't plan for, I realize that it's only a minor inconvenience in the scheme of life. Especially when I see people in wheelchairs, or folks with missing limbs. My life is only turned upside down for a few months, not a lifetime. I'm thankful for this little rain and it brings to mind MercyMe's "Bring the Rain."
Here's some of the lyrics:
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain
I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
Have a Merry Christmas and don't forget to count your blessings.