Easter is fast approaching and will be upon us by the time I finish this blog,
but what happens when you are housebound, unable to get out and the only company at home is a television or radio?
For me this is day eight post some extensive surgery on my right foot. Those first 72 hours after surgery were excruciatingly painful even the painkillers
could not ease the pain and my mind thoughts of what Christ must have felt when that nail went in became even more real. Truly I have the benefit of modern day science, drugs, medical care
ans was out cold during the procedure. For me this pain is just a small taste of what Jesus suffered as those nails were hammered through His flesh as He was put to the cross. The reality of what Jesus did for all of us becomes exceptionally real taking on a whole new meaning and sense of reality.
It’s still hard to walk a step without crutches yet as I write I can feel the bandage tighten as my foot starts to swell up as it should be kept high above the hip joint to reduce swelling. Yet the inspiration to write this will not leave, so here’s the message:
Yes, Jesus died and paid a huge price to reconcile us to the Father, but that is over now, He is risen, alive and living in us, yet we seem trapped at the Cross rather then the risen Lord who is glory and shines and has all things under His authority. Though that being the case where are my specific thoughts at this time? Sadly often on the obstacle of my affliction the right foot, with a plate and three screws holding the bone together, my mind and human frailty have driven thoughts away from the risen Lord to nursing a very sore foot, so it is in life, our challenges and experiences happening now are often moving our thoughts away from that we should be thinking about. So my right foot as painful as it is is providing a very real lesson echoed by Peter in the Bible who walked out of the boat to meet Jesus on the water, the moment Peter averted his eyes was the moment he started sinking. Let us therefore celebrate the risen Lord and acknowledge what has been done and invite those with gifts of healing to heal, gifts of prophetic to prophecy, gift of encouragement to encourage, the gift of peace making to make peace for it is in the rising of Jesus to glory the comforter the Holy Spirit was sent who empowers all of us.
Have a blessed Easter