I have often said to my congregation that events, occurrences, trials etc in the life of the christian are never ‘accidents’, or just ‘incidental’. The words, “For the child of God, nothing is for nothing”, were frequently on my lips as I preached. I now find myself in the situation where I have to put what I preached into practice. Last Friday, I took a set of ‘steps’ into my study to change a light bulb. I misjudged my step, and I realised I was going to fall, and tried to break my fall by getting my hand on to the desk to break my fall, and ended up falling very heavily on to my wrist. I knew immediately by the shape of my hand and wrist that something was broken. x-rays showed that the break was not simple. Both forearm bones are broken very close to the wrist joint, and attempts by the orthopaedic team to align things were only partly successful, and further intervention may be required. But ‘nothing is for nothing’, and I put my trust in God’s word, “As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalm 18: 30).
What I have written so far has taken me more than two hours, because I am extremely right-handed and very poor with my left hand. Nevertheless, God-willing, I hope that RightWithGod will continue to appear each week in a much shorter form until I am fully recovered.