*I WAS SICK, AND YE VISITED ME…

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The Spirit was willing but the flesh was weak. That’s how I felt a few days prior Christmas Day about this thing I knew I had to do.

But the little voice in my head was saying; “You got to do it!” Despite the many excuses I came up with like; “I’m already doing the church thing,” “After all this healing business doesn’t seem to be a talent bestowed on me…” so why even go there, and others which are too base to include here.

I knew it was always going to be a sacrifice in the beginning but that it would end up an ecstatic experience. It always has.

Anyway I deposited the plan in the Lord’s hands and continued business as usual. I guess things like these become a bit harder to accomplish when alone, with no one by your side picking you up when you feel down and less capable.

So Jesus Who knows everything took the plan I had left in His hands and went to work to make it happen.

My daughter Melissa was in town to spend Christmas with the family and also to work an entertaining gig in town the very Christmas Day. She needed a ride and so I asked if she’d be willing to come with me and swing by the hospital and then I could take her to which she agreed.

There you go, I was not alone anymore.

Both the patients and hospital staff were pleasantly surprised with our visit. Gladly the children’s ward was empty but then there were a few last minute casualties, four Mozambicans who had had an accident while traveling home for Christmas, three men who had been mugged and severely injured in the process,… to whom we were able to bring a prayer, some words of comfort, a thing to read and a balloon in the form of a poodle.

The staff, doctor and nurses also appreciated very much our visit in a day when the last place they’d like to be was away from their loved ones. God bless them!

And sure enough in the end of less than an hour the spirits were highly pumped.

Little things that don’t cost money and will last at least till next Christmas.

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was a hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; Naked, and ye clothed me; *I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” (Matthew 25:34-36)

(JR)

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