INTERRUPTED BY BRONCHITIS

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Some oft suffer from arthritis,
Others from appendicitis;
With health on / off
Sputter, spit, cough,
Tonight I’m hosting bronchitis.

COMMENTARY:  Trying times — especially afflictions — require God’s sufficient grace. See 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10; Romans 8:28; 1st Corinthians 10:13;  —  and especially Psalm 34:19 (“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth him out of them all”). But, to be frank, I have not yet reached the level of spirituality where I can honestly say , as the apostle Paul did, “I take pleasure in infirmities”. So far this bronchitis interruption has not been so much “pleasant”, although it has once again demonstrated to me what a good wife I belong to — and she is my best friend too. (Meanwhile, I am not finished with the entire process yet, so my evaluation of all that God is accomplishing, through this, would be premature, prejudged.) But, while I still look forward to getting back to “normal”, I know that many have endured much more serious afflictions than any I have been “interrupted” with.  By the way, the best book — besides the HOLY BIBLE, of course — that I have read, on the topic of affliction/suffering, is AFFLICTION, by Edith Schaeffer (Francis Schaeffer’s wife and best friend).

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