Today was a big day for Fulton and me. He completed all of his medication and was cleared to go back to doing our field trips. So, I called my friend, Kenny, who drives the van for us and we met up at the nursing home.
When Fulton saw us coming through his door, he lit up like a Christmas tree. He was so happy he was overwhelmed with joy! I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen him so happy. I said to him, “Hey, let’s get out of here.” He gave me the highest thumbs up I’ve ever seen. We took him outside and he basked in the sunlight. He was as relaxed as I’ve ever seen him. It was wonderful! I said to Kenny, “All this light could be as powerful as the best medicine we have.”
My mind drifted back to those long nights when we weren’t sure Fulton would ever recover. So sure, we were, my wife, Ruth Hill and I began planning his funeral but all of that has been replaced with the joy of the Lord. Praise God, Fulton has lived to see another day! There is a verse in Proverbs which says, “A joyful heart is good medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22a)
Fulton has some great medicine in his life and that is a joyful heart. Perhaps you are dealing with darkness all around you. Rest assure in His time, someway, somehow you will see the light and joy again. The Bible says, “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalm 30:5b)
God bless you! You’ve meant so much to me!