This month has many tentacles of recognition that has always been in the interest of the Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church. September is National Sickle Cell Month; One Nashville will meet Saturday (9/11/21) morning at 8 am at Kingdom Café to discuss the issues of vaccinations, and the governor’s stance regarding Medicaid; most recently, the effects of lymphedema. September is also the month of Rev. Fuzz’s 66th birthday to be celebrated on Saturday, September 25th at the Elliston Place Soda Shop from 2-4pm!
With such a lot to do, Fuzz said: “I have to learn to do more with less.” Following his sermon last week, he ‘ran out of breath’ towards the end of his message, ‘God is With Us.’ There were many in attendance and he seemed to be ‘his old self,’ preaching, praying, praising, joking during his recognition of guests, and yes, singing. Yet he is still battling stage four lung cancer, diagnosed in 2020. As a part of his message, he spoke of the well-known poem, ‘Footprints in the Sand.’ The poem is an expression of how a man noticed two sets of footprints in the sand until there were low points in his life and he then noticed only one set of footprints. He assumed that God had left him to walk alone. However, they were not his footsteps. They were God’s footsteps. God carried the man along the way through his trials and difficult times.
Rev. Fuzz’s sermon title, ‘God is With Us,’ was fitting. The many things Fuzz has on his agenda will have God’s footprints inscribed in the sand. Each of the footsteps will carry him to the next endeavor. While Rev. Fuzz wrangles with doing more with less, sometimes things may not look like they used to look; however, they will have the same depth of meaning and promise.
When Rev. Fuzz lost his voice in 2006. he was instructed not to speak for many weeks. He was slowly taught breathing techniques that would give more projection with less force of air. This is what he intends to do with his capacity for energy. His mind is full of Bible verses to match the capabilities of his physical body.
We never walk alone. God has been on this journey with Rev. Enoch Fuzz since it began and will continue to carry him. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord, your God, goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you,” Deuteronomy 31:6.
Continue to pray for the healing of Rev. Fuzz. He continues to pray for each of you as he also prays for the world. Visit his Facebook site where you will find him sharing his concerns with praise in pictures, testimony and song. As we continue to follow God’s guide, keep following his weekly journey, ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’
Thanks for continuing to read and share this journey. May it be a blessing in your life.