Saturday, December 20, 2008

O Clavis David

O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel;
you open and no one can shut;
you shut and no one can open:
Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house,
those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

4 comments:

Songbird said...

Amen.
I am sick and need to be well to do my job. This is my first experience with the impact of the RA meds when I have an ordinary illness such as a cold. I could not have predicted how awful I would feel and am struggling with the idea that this means I have to be much more protective of myself in the future. I caught the cold by comforting a mentally handicapped woman who attends a special class at our church each week. She is grieving over an upcoming hysterectomy, and regularly grieves over never having been a mom. She is high-functioning enough to have a sense of what she is missing, and Sunday she wept copiously at the same time she clearly had a terrible cold. I had contact with her both at church and at a party given by a church group for her class later that day. Naturally, I hugged her. Naturally, I caught the cold. Unnaturally, I am at risk for pneumonia. Unnaturally, I am a lot sicker than a cold would have made me in the past. I came home at noon on Thursday and spent the rest of the day and all day Friday resting. This doesn't come naturally to me, but I did it. I have a lot to do this weekend and this coming week, but I need to get well. Please pray that the people at church will be understanding when there are things I cannot do (i.e. being the central character in the Christmas pageant, with lots of lines to read).
Thanks for your prayers.

Teri said...

many prayers ascending, songbird!

prayers also for your people, who perhaps need to see someone other than the pastor as the central character in the pageant...

Sophia said...

Oh, Songbird, I'm so sorry. Praying for your recovery and for peace and consolation as you continue adjusting so bravely to your meds and diagnosis.

Mary Beth said...

Ugh, I'm so so sorry. What a dilemma, to comfort another or protect yourself.

Praying healing your way.