“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up on wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint,” Isaiah 40:31. Well, there’s much to say about eagles. Most notable is the bald eagle, a bird of prey. The eagle can be seen flying with a wing-span of up to 7.5 feet and body length of up to three feet, weighing from 8-15 pounds. One could say that an eagle is a large bird!
Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, wants to take this time during his journey to focus on mothers. With the coming of Mother’s Day, his biggest desire is to celebrate mothers. It was exactly one year since his diagnosis and his admission to the hospital that began his journey. While he is tired and moving slower, as he continues to battle stage four lung cancer, Rev. Fuzz will deliver a message to mothers from his pulpit on Mother’s Day this Sunday. Rev. Fuzz will focus on the perspective of the eagle as “she stirs her nest.”
When a baby eagle is born, the mother takes great care to provide for the new eaglets. They are given food. They receive instruction on how to fly and given ample opportunity to learn by trial and error on flight attempts. As the eaglets grow, the nest that they grow up in is eventually disrupted and ‘stirred up’ so that it is no longer a comfortable spot to dwell. When the eaglet becomes an eagle, he is required to care for himself. That includes natural flying.
When looking over our journey, the scripture speaks of “mounting up on wings like eagles”—indicating that through any circumstance, we can fly higher. The wings of an eagle are large and have the capacity to make an eagle fly higher. So can we.
Rev. Fuzz’s journey with lung cancer sometimes makes him weak, yet he continues to ‘run.’ His body may feel weary, and he has slowed down to a walk—slower and a little bit tired, but he shall not faint.
On Mother’s Day Rev. Fuzz will deliver his sermon in a different style because of what his body is able to do as he waits for his strength to be renewed.
“God is stirring up the world that we live in,” says Rev. Fuzz as he recalls speaking on Easter Sunday. Following that Sunday, he found himself having to be admitted to the hospital. He states that it is important to share in this celebration of mothers, even if the same thing happens. “It is important to recognize that mothers are important,” he said.
It is for that reason that over the years, Corinthian has always chosen a ‘Mother of the Year.’ This chosen mother would have raised a child that went through college.
“It is important to let the mothers know that their children hear them as they grow up,” said Fuzz. “It is difficult to raise children, especially ‘boy’ children.” He thinks back and recites some of the things that his mother would say to him as he just listened without acknowledgement. Yet he kept it in his thoughts for years as he grew into an adult.
Rev. Fuzz is proud to share in the celebration of his daughter’s first experience as a mother on this Mother’s Day. The public is invited to come attend in person at Corinthian MBC, 819 33rd Ave. N. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed. The service will also be streamed live at 11 am on Facebook and You Tube at <CorinthianBaptist ChurchNashville> (two words).
Continue to pray for Rev. Enoch Fuzz as he is also in continuous prayer for you and the “whole wide world.” Visit his Facebook status where you will find him sharing his praise in pictures, testimony and song. As we continues to follow God’s guide, be sure to keep following his weekly journey, ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’