My friends are both undergoing an enormous ordeal today–Larry will be in surgery for 12 hours, for the removal of a tumor. Vicki, his loving wife and my dear friend, will be keeping a vigil. The implcations are huge–Larry, a singer and musician by hobby, will probably lose his tongue. The faith, strength and courage they have shown in the face of this have humbled me.
We do not get through this life without scars of battle, but I firmly believe the essence of a person, the God-spark, is eternal and immortal. While Larry’s body may not be whole, his spirit can and will be.
I ask all of you to pray for my friends.
And I am picturing the Master, standing tenderly with a healing hand on Larry, before, during and after the surgery, and waiting with Vicki and the rest of the family for news. There are, as Larry and Vicki often say, no mistakes in God’s world.