In October 2021, I gave an interview to Canadian national Christian talk show, 100 Huntley Street. At that time I spoke about a miracle God gave me in 2018. He answered a prayer from me to walk again, even briefly, after many years in an electric wheelchair. I've walked for four years.
Earlier this month I contracted COVID, which triggered the MS and put me aback in the wheelchair. I wrote about this disappointment in the US based Christian online magazine The Stream. Tomorrow, March 29th, 100 Huntley Street is re-airing the October interview when I was still walking. See the schedule and links below.
Will I have to stay in the wheelchair or will I return to walking? I have asked myself if it really matters? My hope is not in this world. If I remain in my wheelchair, I will praise God for giving me these four years. If my legs regain their strength, I will praise God for letting me continue to walk. Either way, I will praise God.
"For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on[a] we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. . . . " (2Corinthians 5.1-9.)
This is my hope whether I walk or not. And regardless of my state, I must use whatever tools are at my disposal to proclaim the Good News God entrusts to Christians to take the same eternal destiny given to us through Christ to a lost, hurting and loveless spiritual landscape
" ... in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2Corinthians 5.19-21)
Either way, I will use whatever tools are at my disposal to witness for him. We are called to bring others to God through Christ.
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