Every day, around 5:30 PM or so, I see the Fed Ex delivery truck pull up in our driveway, and I turn to prayer. Why do you ask? Well, my husband likes to scour E-bay looking for good deals on medical equipment — which he purchases and then re-sells to clients. The problem is that when you buy something online, you are taking a risk. So, every time he opens a box, I am praying, “Lord, please let the microscope be in one piece.” Sometimes, a scope will arrive in a damaged box that got tossed around, and my husband will go into “meltdown mode” over his purchase. He will then sulk around the house for a couple of hours. He has purchased damaged goods.
Sometimes, this crazy life tosses us around, and we become damaged. Can you relate? Well, I sure can. You see I walk with a limp. When I enter a room, everyone notices my irregular step. Here’s a word for all who trod through this life dragging a damaged limb behind them:
“…God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction”
(Genesis 41:52b, ESV).
Q4U: Do you have a limp? How has God made you fruitful in the land of your affliction? I would love to hear your story….
My one-word focus for the year is “fruitilicious.” Find out what that means here.