The Bible says “be still and know that I am God.” Other scriptures speak of being still. Sometimes things happen to let us know that we must slow down, or even stop for a period of time. Often during an illness, a person may develop a blood clot somewhere in their body through their bloodstream.
While it is a healthy response to injury intended to prevent bleeding as it forms a plug, it can be harmful when it obstructs blood flow through healthy blood vessels. When we hear it given as a possible diagnosis, we slow down and consider how important it is to be careful of this blood clot. A blood clot would not allow anything to move past it, including the blood flow that keeps our bodies alive.
Over the weeks, during Rev. Enoch Fuzz’s journey with cancer, we spoke many times about the idea of Rev. Fuzz not being able to move about as freely as he desires because of his current battle with stage four lung cancer. Fuzz said: “Laying in the bed all day is the most boring thing in the world.” When I questioned him as to exactly what he said he repeated: “It’s the most boring thing in the world.” It’s easy for some people to lay in bed and watch TV all day, perhaps, or just lounge about. But for those like Rev. Fuzz, he only rests because his body requires it. But when he was told that a blood clot had developed, he said: “Those blood clots are nothing to play with. I’m just gonna lay in the bed and have it checked.” Therefore, he can be counted on to be still and respect the power of the blood clot.
Over the weeks, we have also mentioned the coronavirus pandemic many times. In a way, it’s a sort of blood clot in society right now. This pandemic clot has stifled our world in many ways.
If we have to ‘be still’ in order to heal, it’s better to be bored. Take heed and just wait it out. Wait on a healing. The best advise is to be patient, be still and wait for the miracle.
Continue to pray for Rev. Enoch Fuzz. Check him on his Facebook status, where you might find him singing and praising or just talking. Continue to read this column each week, ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’