A number of years ago my husband taught a Sunday school class. He often would say to the class, “our lives should demand a supernatural explanation.” Throughout 2012 and 2013 God allowed numerous health challenges in my husband’s life. He spent many days in the hospital and his body became weak and tired. Despite these personal challenges he was constantly looking for ways to be a blessing to the nurses, the doctors, and his family. He often asked me to send a number of books out during those hospital stays because “a certain person he had just talked with really needed encouragement.”
He wasn’t superhuman. There were hard days and even days of weeping, but he always believed that our lives should demand a supernatural explanation. My husband, Buzz, went to be with the Lord a little over a year ago. I am so thankful for the life he lived and the legacy he left behind. His words, “our lives should demand a supernatural explanation” have challenged me to not quit but continue faithfully in the ministry to which God has called me.
God has a purpose in what He allows and day-by-day has promised grace to meet every challenge. Charles Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, had so many physical challenges he was out of the pulpit a third of his years of preaching. His response, “I would go into the deep a hundred times if it meant I could cheer a downcast soul.” His life demanded a supernatural explanation.
“Thanks be to God, who in Christ, always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us, spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing Him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God. II Cor. 2:14-15
“Lord, may I be a walking channel today to spread the fragrance of Your love and grace to those who may need encouragement. Make me Your mouthpiece, Your hands and Your ears to touch people with Your compassion.”