‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ (part 42)
When the cup is empty

Rev. Enoch Fuzz

During this season of planting and nourishing gardens for food and plants and flowers for beauty and soul-satisfaction, they all must have one common ingredient to grow. That ingredient is water. Not only plants, but humans must have water also as a main source of nourishment. As a matter of fact, the human body is made up of up to approximately 78% water.

Sometimes a watering process may not be met  in a timely manner, and the plant may wither. Yet a cup of water will replenish the roots. Then the plant will thrive again. In this life, as humans grow from a baby to a toddler to a youth and then an adult, there are many phases. When a person finds their purpose or their niche, that purpose is enriched by the works that they do. The ‘watering’ is done every time they practice their craft by sharing with others just as the watering of plants and vegetation produces the intended outcome.

Recently Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of the Corinthian Baptist Church, attended the funeral of the beloved Sen. Thelma Harper. Rev. Fuzz began a journey with stage four lung cancer just over one year ago. Since that time, there have been many people of great influence that have gone ‘from labor to refreshment’ from a variety of causes. The lives of the people who have served in a great capacity to their families, their communities, their country and to mankind refilled and poured into the lives of others over and over to fulfill their life’s mission. We may say joyfully that they ‘emptied their cups’ by pouring into the lives of others. It is a wonderful thing when one can move from an earthly being with the soul going forward as a heavenly being—with their cup emptied!

While watching Rev. Fuzz visit Harper’s home going celebration, it was said that things “could have easily been the other way around.” As Fuzz’s writer chronicling his journey, I thought for a moment: “What an awful thing to say.” Yet it’s really a true statement. Rev. Fuzz has more to do. He has often said (as recently as last week): “If I perish, let me perish.” Nevertheless, he continues to refill his cup daily in order to ‘water’ those around him, those who read about his journey and those who visit him electronically by phone, text and even physically.

Matthew 9:37 states that “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Sen. Harper and others left with their cups emptied after great labor of work in the vineyard. While we mourn the loss of lives, we also celebrate those lives that quenched our thirsts for years. We work and then pray that we will leave with our cups empty!

Continue to pray for Rev. Enoch Fuzz as he is also in continuous prayer for you and the “whole wide world.” Visit his Facebook site where you will find him sharing his praise in pictures, testimony and song. It will fill you and give ‘water’ to your soul. As we continue to follow God’s guide, keep following his weekly journey ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’

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