Last year I was asked to chronicle a friend’s journey with ‘stage 4 lung cancer.’ I said I would. I’d never done anything like that before. He, of course, had never been through such a journey before. Months prior to that diagnosis, he met me to discuss writing about his life as a preacher/pastor and turning it into a book. We didn’t quite get that together and the book was not written because he couldn’t quite decide exactly what aspects of his life to write about. (Note: I still have the book’s layout that we looked over and discussed.)
The chronicle request for his cancer journey was to be written exclusively each week and published in the Nashville PRIDE newspaper. It has faithfully appeared here each week since that time.
As stated, I had never written about such a ‘journey’ and all I knew was that I couldn’t just say every week: ‘he had some testing’; ‘he went to the hospital’; or ‘he had a fever.’ The simple issues regarding his condition would make it uninteresting and redundant. It took a few issues to get the proper flow as I found myself writing about his life and the things he had done in his lifetime. I later began to weave in his health condition and how scriptures in the Bible applied.
Most recently, Rev. Enoch Fuzz’s ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ was named: ‘Am I dreaming?’
His book is being written. I am working from my instructions from God, as spoken to me many years ago. I am learning how to write a chronicle of life in real time from a Biblical and historically biographical perspective. I am studying scriptures as they relate to common issues. When God speaks to you, you may answer without knowing you’ve answered.
This is not ‘part 2’ to last week’s word. Yet, could it be that Rev. Fuzz is answering a ‘word’ spoken to him from God? He continues to work towards helping other people. He talked about taking part last week in a ‘Food Give Away.’ It was successful, yet he felt overwhelmed afterwards.
Currently, Fuzz is at home after visiting the doctor by teleconference following a surprise birthday celebration for his sister along with a celebration of a church member on Sunday. What a great thing to do! However, he learned that his oxygen levels were compromised because of an over exertion of energy. It is not that he cannot do the things he has done. There just needs to be more ‘delegation’ and less physical activity in whatever he takes on. While no one personally hears the instructions spoken to Rev. Fuzz, he continues to follow God’s instruction in ministry while he never ceases to connect people, celebrate people and make efforts to preach God’s good news.
Continue to pray for Rev. Enoch Fuzz because 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. Happy birthday to Fuzz’s loving sister who continues to travel from Memphis to check on her brother. As we continue to follow God’s guide, keep following his weekly journey ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’