2 Corinthians 12:9

Handling it With Grace

Fulton fell out of his wheelchair yesterday. No one really knows how it happened, but his roommate found him. I wonder what was going on in his mind as he lay there on the floor, waiting for help. He could have kicked with one leg and pushed a little bit on one arm and groaned; apart from that, he was helpless. It must have been a terrible feeling to be totally helpless, but he handled it with grace. The nurse told us he laughed it off. That makes him a hero to me. I don’t know if I could ever handle it like he did. He amazes me!

I’m proud of you, son! You remind me of the Apostle Paul, who learned from the Lord, how God’s grace was sufficient for him. “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

May God give us all the strength and grace to go through some very hard times. May we all learn from Fulton, locked in a body but filled with His grace.

Your Friend,

5 thoughts on “Handling it With Grace

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    I know you don’t remember me. There is no way you possibly could but I was close with Fulton before and around the time of his accident. I was going through a hard time in my life and often found myself really struggling with it all; Fulton was always there for me even when he was really struggling too.

    I was pregnant with my daughter and felt completely alone and terrified of having her on my own. He reminded me daily that I was not alone and I was never going to be alone ever again. That no matter what I would carry her with me forever and always.

    I remember us often venting to each other about not only the heartaches of the present but the pains of the past. I used to always tell him “all this bad has to end with some good” and he would always reply with “And this too shall pass”. I’d always ask him which, the good or the bad, he would never answer just smile. Fulton was and I am sure to this day still made my soul fill whole and my heart fill full. I thank the lord often for allowing him to come into my life as for it was better for it.
    With Love,
    – D

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