Blogging from my hospital room via Android… we’ll see how this works out! A friend who visited a few days ago asked me, “so what have you learned from all this?”, and rather than pull out the new rendition of “my (not so) favorite things” hospital version that my music teacher and I had been working on, I gave a fairly straight answer. The one thing that has come through for me in spades this past week is the great need for an “advocate”… someone who can speak for you and look after your best interests when you are too sick too, or too drugged to, or too exhausted to. Someone who will stay by your side sometimes for hours watching for that one moment when their words will be needed. Someday when I am a pastor may God grant me the grace to be an advocate for someone.
And in a wonderful parallel this speaks to our need for Jesus. who is our great advocate… speaking for us when we cannot… doing for us what we cannot possibly do for ourselves. I hope to write more about this in the near future. Till then goodnight and keep your mighty angels guard over your people o Lord. Amen.