I’ve always thought “No discrimination” is the best policy, but when it comes to this “flu/cold/whatever” that is going around, I would like to have been discriminated against and not have partaken of it.
But no, what’s fair for one is fair for all, I guess. Normally I don’t get sick. Famous last words. Did I ever get sick! And it hit me on my blind side without a word of warning.
I remember it exactly. It was on a Thursday, February 16. I was working outside in beautiful warm weather getting a lot of spring cleanup done, pulling early pop-up weeds, cutting off dead stuff—just enjoying the day. I felt absolutely great.
That evening it hit me, like I said, without warning. Chills, fever, headache, the whole bit. Where did it come from? And how could it be so devastating without at least a little bit of pre-warning symptoms?
Well, unanswerable questions. Now nearly three weeks later I am finally feeling better but not completely in the clear yet. It is “wicked stuff.”
But—there’s always a good side to everything. I lost about five pounds which I was wanting to do.
I had met my weight goal last summer for my birthday in June, but somehow had gained about two to three pounds over throughout the course of the winter.
Well, thanks to the “flu thing,” I am now back down to where I wanted to be with a little leeway even for weight fluctuations.
Now on a spiritual level—and what isn’t on a spiritual level—I’m so glad when it comes to loving people, God shows “no discrimination.”
Wow! He can even love me. And sometimes that’s going some, I know. And what better reminder than John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV)
I’ll take that. And thanks for no discrimination!
Love in Jesus,
God’s “getting well” servant,
Written March 7, 2012