The earth turns on its axis creating seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years and centuries. While it is turning, the involvement with such things as the ocean, moon and sun creates seasons and weather changes. But it keeps turning at the same pace—no faster, no slower, just continuously turning in its cycle. In other words, while life is going on, there are other elements causing other situations to occur in the cycle of everyday living.
Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, continues in his journey with stage four lung cancer diagnosed over a year ago. This week he attended a discussion and luncheon at the Metro North Police Precinct. A discussion was held involving new leadership and development and their vision for the future and public safeties. Rev. Fuzz was there and made sure that several other pastors and leaders around the city were present also.
Rev. Fuzz is also planning to rekindle the monthly meetings for OneNashville in an effort to regain physical and personal networking for the vast majority of organizations needing to work together now more than ever. OneNashville never stopped their work, but the periodic breakfast meetings were essential in keeping the different organizations appraised of the work the others were doing. OneNashville operates as a puzzle, linking one piece that fits to another piece that fits to form a complete picture.
Why is this important? Rev. Fuzz joins these people and entities together as no one else can. Yes, it could be done by others—but his leadership in connecting groups throughout the city is phenomenal. While he remains on his journey with cancer, he feels the necessity to continue to do as he has always done. He knows what his capabilities are and how to keep a cycle of connections going. As he considers his health, he also considers what to do with the pockets of ‘down time’ he has. He uses part of that time to rest, and some of that time to share his resources in networking.
The medications he is required to take cause other actions he has never seen in his cycle of life. As the world turns, he continues to try and make a difference in the lives of others while he suffers with ailments that are new to his body. Learning of gout this week he said: “That gout is a pain I ain’t never had before, and it’s some bad pain.” While that has been a problem for many people, it has never knocked on his door until now. As this world turns, Rev. Fuzz is well aware that he is not the only person suffering.
There is nothing we can do about the earth’s cycle or the effects of the elements in its path as it continues to turn. And there is not a lot that Fuzz can do about the effects of the medications that are used to make him well. However, as this world continues to turn, it waits on no one and Rev. Fuzz does not sit by idly and rely on someone else to do the work that helps to heal the land. His cycle of connecting people has proven tried and true, and that’s what he’s going to continue to do.
The Bible says never grow weary in well doing (Galatians 6:9) because in due time there will be a reaping of the harvest.
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. As we continue to follow ‘God’s guide,’ keep following his weekly journey ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’