“What a difference a day makes
twenty-four little hours
brought the sun and the flowers
where there used to be rain
My yesterday was blue, dear.”
Those are the lyrics to a 1934 song, ‘What a Difference a Day Makes,’ popularized by Dinah Washington. This love song is a song of a relationship, yet the words are those of a love song to life.
March of 2021 marks a cycle of one year with monumental life changes. ‘What a difference a day makes’ is a profound statement of how we live our lives each day—‘24 little hours.’ Yes in the grand scheme of things, those are just a few little hours—not much time at all. Yet, it is a full day. A lot can happen in a day and a lot can certainly happen in a year, as we change the one word to make the same profound statement ‘what a difference a year makes.’
March of 2021 is the anniversary of the tornadoes that devastated community homes, businesses and churches in north Nashville. It was also a time that Rev. Enoch Fuzz of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church recalls feeling extremely weak when going to deliver monies to five of 15 churches to assist in their devastation from the tornado. He then began his journey with stage four lung cancer with a visit to Metro Nashville General Hospital which explained that weakness.
It was also in March that the coronavirus pandemic catapulted into a full-fledged immediate concern for the entire world. But that’s for another story.
Rev. Fuzz continues to go through a barrage of emotions after this year of ups and downs with his cancer. As of now, he is resting and continuing to follow doctor’s orders.
“Sleep and medication will heal your body,” Fuzz said.
He is concerned about being sick, but that would be a normal reaction for anyone. There are good days and bad days, physically and emotionally. Nevertheless, the difference that the day makes is that 24 hours can bring “…the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain.”
In this journey (and every journey) we don’t have to be afraid of “getting better during a critical disease and then feeling bad again,” according to Fuzz. If your “yesterday was blue, dear,” just trust God. The bible says that joy comes in the morning. A day, a year—what a difference it makes because we don’t know how long the morning. It is God’s word and God’s time. But we can always expect joy in prayer.
Continue to pray for Rev. Enoch Fuzz as he is also praying for you. Check Rev. Fuzz’s status on his Facebook site, where you might find him singing and praising or giving testimony of God’s works—or simply doing God’s work through this ‘Facebook ministry.’ Continue to read about his journey each week in ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’