On Sunday, I preached about healing.
This morning I hurt my back. I’m not sure exactly what I did, but I suddenly found it painful to stand up or sit down and walking was not a lot of fun. Keep me away from stairs, please. Fortunately, most of my day was sitting in chairs talking with students about their writing.
The day and my relatively minor pains gave me a little glimpse of what many people deal with every day.
For a while, I prayed to God for healing and a removal of the pain. And then I prayed that my eyes and mind and heart be opened by my pain. I prayed for the Holy Spirit to teach me what God wants to me to learn from this.
I am not sure what I have learned so far. I am a slow learner.
I’m not saying I have any special spiritual insight. But I am trying to learn how the Spirit uses my life.