I ate my morning toast on the *mostly* clean floor, which seemed the best option this particular morning. Having just sprained my ankle in the driveway, my husband carried me inside and ferried the family to church. I wasn’t too worried. I’ve sprained my ankle I-lost-count-how-many-times over the years playing soccer. But I realized when I finished my toast that I had forgotten something: how to move. Moving when you’re injured is tricky business and not at all graceful. It’s strategic. It’s gentle. It’s awkward and uncomfortable. But it is possible.
This holiday season may come with change, and you might find yourself recently injured, wondering how you are going to “do” the holidays. A missing spouse, a deceased parent, or loss of a child, these are real injuries and you will have to figure out how to walk differently. Be strategic. Be gentle. It’s guaranteed to be uncomfortable at times, but there is grace for you at every turn. Best of all, you have a loving hand firmly gripping yours, the invisible hand of God Almighty. Hold tight. He knows the way ahead.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
From the screening room,