Happy Anniversary

Today is an important day for me. It is one that I celebrate privately every year.

Eight years ago today…I was involved in a major car accident that almost wiped me out. It left me in a coma for eight days—both of my lungs had collapsed and I was placed on life support. My knee was severely damaged and healed in a broken state. I sought out surgical methods to correct it, but was told that technology had not advanced enough. Since then I wore a knee brace to help keep my knee “together.”

Six months ago today…I underwent an operation to repair my knee—thank God it was successful. It’s interesting—at the beginning of the year, many people were giving 2008 the theme of a new beginning. I named it as my year of healing. I expected that God would heal me not only physically, but also mentally, and emotionally. I will not go into much detail, but I’m glad to report that he has done just that—I’ve gotten my healingJ. The knee operation was successful, and as I continue physical therapy, I’m excited about experiencing God’s healing work in my life.

I have to reflect on John 9:1-8, which tells the story of Jesus healing a man who had been born blind. Jesus tells his disciples that this man was born blind so that the work of God would be displayed in his life. This passage causes me to reflect on how God has chosen me as a canvass to display his work. What an honor!!! It has been frustrating at times, and I’ve had many “Why me?!” conversations with God. Yet, I’m still encouraged that he chose me to display his work. I’m convicted as I think about my response at times—I’ve been both angry and impatient, yet he still continues to use me. The mere thought of it humbles me.

So today—I’m reflecting on how he has used my brokenness for his glory. This is my anniversary of life…Happy Anniversary to me.


About SheridanRichards

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