This morning I shared how the Lord gave provision for a need...The provision involved one of the bosses at my husband's work...Actually he is the night foreman/watchman who has the responsibility for calling the guys out for overtime work like in the case of a snowstorm...He also has a wife who needs to have the same shot that I needed today, but because she has lupus...So he understood the importance of the shot, and did what he could to help above and beyond...That was God working...Well, my friends, God wasn't done yet!
The receptionist had called this morning wondering if I could still make it in...I said I was leaving now, and would be there in a half hour.
When I got to the place where I was scheduled to receive my shot...I told the whole story to the receptionist .
Her jaw dropped...She said, "Well, one of our nurses also has a husband who works with your husband, and her story was almost the same!
As it turned out, the nurse who gave me my shot is my husbands co-worker's wife!
(not the guy who called him in though)
I had never met her, but we sure had fun talking and getting to know one another!
And as a bonus...I met a nice older lady who is a 6 year survivor of stage 4 breast cancer...She is the third stage 4 BC survivor that I have met.
I am stage 2, and am delighted to be meeting women who have survived the worst possible stage of the disease...the stage where it has spread...and they are still surviving and doing very well!
Even the receptionist at my family doctor's office has a mother who is a five year survivor...Both young women who wheeled me down to surgery had mothers each who had the same diagnosis word for word as mine surviving and doing well!
And sitting in the oncologist's office yesterday was the retired secretary from my husband's work who is a four year survivor...She was there for a check up...I did not even know we had the same oncologist as I hadn't seen her in a couple years!
We might live in a small town...But you've got to admit...This is a lot of connections.
And isn't it amazing how many people of faith the Lord has put in my life through the medical team that treats me?
I had the best talk with my oncology nurse about the Holy Spirit yesterday, and a brief reference with my doctor about our Heavenly Father...It is nice to walk around his office and read prayers and see a crucifix hanging over the picture of a family fishing trip...
And then to go upstairs to the surgeon's office and talk about prayer and blessings and miracles some more...and to be greeted by a heartfelt "God bless you!" from his receptionist whom I always have fun talking to...If this isn't an abundance of blessings, I don't know what is.
I am having so much fun lately that I am almost feeling guilty because a part of me expected to be so miserable through all of this...isn't that what people expect?
Not with God in control...at least not with me...You see, God never intended for me to stay holed up in my little hermitage...That was self imposed...but if throwing me out into the deep end is His way of teaching me to swim in His strength and TRUST in His will for me...To cure my anxiety and fear ridden soul...Well, I am just gonna lean back and float out here in the Fountain of Living Waters.
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies (cancer, storms, fear... are some of those enemies): thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runneth over. (in abundance)
Ps. 23:5 (emphasis mine)