SUFFERING AND DISABILITY
By Frank E Henrich July 8, 2013
I was lying in bed
and it was dark
I was just coming awake from a muck,
Yes, from a space of where had I been?
It must be a hospital room, wasn't it?
Barb, my wife, was whisperings something
As she stroked
my head with pats
Of love and then she said, “Frank
Your right leg has been amputated.”
I was not sure I was hearing right,
Then she said it again softly,
I reached down and she was right,
The impact of it all hit home.
She continued that it was your life
Or the leg, so we
chose your life,
The thought of losing a leg had never
Crossed my mind when we sought care.
last memory was walking
Into the emergency ward
Of Doctor's hospital seeking help,
that changed my life style.
Suddenly, I fully realized
That I almost went to Heaven,
I would see Jesus my Lord
But I didn't go, why I thought?
It must be because God has use
Yet, on Earth for my servant hood,
For Him, in yet another way,
A different way to reach others.
I wish the days that followed
Were days of ease and calm,
But I can say that God gave me
Grace and peace to live them through.
Through the last 3 months I have seen
The sick who suffer everyday
And with them I pray about their fears,
And try to bring God's peace there.
Yes, suffering and
Is not a road I would have chosen,
But it is the road God has for me
give me strength as I go.
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