I had a teaching experience today. It was all about Fulton having a hard time. I received a call from the nursing home telling us they were going to have to move Fulton to another room. Fulton’s roommate has some serious viruses and they didn’t want Fulton to get them. So, of course I agreed. That was before I went to his new room to see him.
It was awful! The room is extremely small and tattered, with sheet rock peeling off the walls. The TV barely works, and there he is…stuck, with no place to go. I was really angry with the situation. So, I got ahold of one of the administrative staff to let her know I was not happy. She told me she’d do her best to fix as much as possible. She also announced to me that he would only be in that room for a few days.
It was very painful to know Fulton was in this little dumpy room. But then a man with a guitar showed up. I recognized him as my old Sunday school teacher, whom I hadn’t seen in several years. He got out his guitar and sang some songs to Fulton. My son seemed to be enjoying it.
I walked away from the situation somewhat confused. Here Fulton is stuck in this dumpy little room and yet out of the blue came a man to sing to him. The Lord said to me, “Don’t worry. I will take care of this situation. Calm down, I’m in charge here.” I thought of Jesus leaving his mighty throne in glory to live in a scarred ugly world so that he might save us. I’m still shook about the room he’s in but I’m learning I have to trust Him and that’s a hard lesson to learn. It’s still all about trust.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6