Everything must change. Nothing stays the same. Everyone must change. No one stays the same. The young become the old. Mysteries do unfold because that’s the way of time. Nothing and no one goes unchanged. There are not many things in life you can be sure of—except rain comes from the clouds, sun lights up the sky and humming birds do fly. Winter turns to spring. Wounded hearts will heal, although never soon enough. But everything must change. These are the words of an ever popular, timeless song that expresses the fact that all things will change—except those within God’s nature.
As people, we know we’re going to grow old. We know that we will have unexpected trials, tribulations and issues of life. But when those things do happen, we are often unprepared and treat it as though it is a surprise. We naturally do not want to experience certain changes.
When Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer during the early months of 2020, his health changed. With that came a myriad of changes within his life. Some things were due to his own circumstances and some things were due to circumstances brought about by a pandemic that affected everyone. Along with some physical changes, there were also changes to his thoughts and to his lifestyle. He made this statement one day: “Give me time to get there. I’m old.” He said that in jest, without a thought, referring to his inability to move as quickly as he used to.
Last year, he desperately wanted to just make it to the mailbox without becoming exhausted. During the year, Rev. Fuzz would often comment on how long it took him to get out of bed, shower, get dressed and many other ‘simple’ tasks. With great frustration, it seemed that everything had changed without his permission. However, he found a way to make things work in a different way. With medication, dedicated doctors and his committed will, he continues to make positive changes in his health. Rev. Fuzz also continues to make changes and adjustments in his life’s routine. Just as Fuzz is doing, so are the people of this world. Changes and adjustments are being made every day to work with and work around the COVID situations that have created and demanded new lifestyles for many people in ways that were never expected.
Rev. Fuzz, along with humanity, may wonder if this is God’s doing or “was it something that I did?” While there is no available answer, it really doesn’t matter. It is the God in you that makes you make the adjustments and continue to move forward in life as it changes. As time passes on, what you can be sure of are still those things of God’s creation: rain coming from the clouds; the sun lighting the sky; winter turning to spring; seasonal changes; birds flying; the young becoming the old; and unfolding mysteries. You can certainly be sure that all things will change.
Love the Lord with all your heart, mind and soul. That too, will never change.
Continue to pray for Rev. Fuzz. He continues to pray for the world and for you. Visit his Facebook site where you will find him sharing his concerns and 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.