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Spring, Lent and seasons

‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’(part 84)
Spring, Lent and seasons

by Wanda Clay

Rev. Enoch Fuzz

Winter, spring, summer, fall, winter, spring… It is approaching springtime again. As we talked about last year around this time, the seasons change every year like clockwork. With each season there is a new dynamic. Currently, there is one standing season of COVID. We are surprised to be still living in the dynamics of a pandemic that began two years ago. While it is not a natural season of weather change, it is a seasonal circumstance.

Rev. Enoch Fuzz, the pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, began this journey with stage four lung cancer around the same time as the season of COVID. Cancer, too, has its changing dynamics. While he goes from good days to painful days to days of discomfort, Rev. Fuzz never knows what the upcoming days will bring. Just like winter, spring, summer, and fall come with each change of the calendar months, the dynamics of Fuzz’s diagnosis are ever-changing also. Yet there is one constant in knowing that you can expect the season of weather to come around again.

Rev. Fuzz is patiently awaiting being cancer-free. During this season of Lent, his spring will not be the same as last year. However, he is still in this season of healing.

This Wednesday began the Biblical season of Lent, noted as Ash Wednesday. Observers of Lent will sacrifice something for 40 days. As one observes Lent, they should also pray and give conscious recognition to their life and personal situational seasons.

Again, is there is that word, ‘season.’ With each seasonal circumstance, we still don’t know what to expect. However, our expectations are that the season will have the best outcome. Just as the seasons of weather, we expect certain changes—but they’re never under our control.

With this spring season, we expect grass to become green, flowers to grow and the temperature to be warm, rather than chilly and cold. However, there will also be prevalent rain and winds that will come when we least expect it. Nevertheless, we do expect changes sometimes.

What are we saying? No matter what the season brings, keep your eye set on the prize. And the prize is the ‘good news’ of the gospel. Trust God and believe in His word. Seasons come and seasons go, only to recycle again with the same. Yet there are always altered dynamics. Therefore, you are encouraged to hold on to your positive expectations. While Rev. Fuzz awaits his time of being cancer-free, patiently await your time of any issues you may have individually—even through this pandemic season.

Continue to pray for healing for Rev. Fuzz. He continues to pray for each of you and “the whole wide world,” because you are an important part of his journey. Also, check out his status on Facebook as he gives praise through words, photos, and his joy of singing. You will be blessed. Thanks for reading and sharing ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ each week.

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