Have you ever had one of those days when you felt completely and totally helpless? Do you know what I am talking about? It is one of those days when you want to fix something and you are powerless to do so. You want to be able to wave your magic wand and make it all better some how.
It happened to me today when I found out my dad had a really bad day. He has been recovering from congestive heart failure and today went into surgery to have his colon removed. The worse of it is that I live nearly 2000 miles away from him so I can’t just jump in a car and head over there.
And even if I could get there quickly, I could do nothing. I couldn’t take away his pain. I couldn’t repair his broken body. I could sit there and wait.
For a guy that likes to fix things, it is tough being without resources. But, then, something incredible happened. I had people from our church gather around me to pray for my dad and my family. I heard that my three kids were able to get to my dad and are there supporting our family. Both things were incredibly meaningful to me.
I realized again that I am not alone. There is a community that cares about me, family and friends, who are there for me! There is a God who is there to comfort me. Sometimes I need to be reminded that even when I am at the end of my resources, that is when other sources kick in. Pretty cool!