April 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

I have pneumonia. I spent 4 days in the hospital last week on one of the busiest weeks of the year for me. It was not easy. The reality is that I was probably carrying it around for over a month. Its also going to take at least a month to really get fully well. I am sure my exposure to a lot of people through my work, my wife’s work, and my kids exposures in school/daycare did not give me much of a chance. I also suspect that how much and how hard I have worked over the past couple months to get things established at my new church has not helped either. I am good at taking time and having boundaries, but I am terrible at doing nothing, or truly resting. Now, I have no choice. I cannot physically go all day long. I am usually exhausted by 3, if not by 6pm for sure. I don’t think God caused this, nor do I really believe that this happened so God could force me to rest…but I need to rest, and while being sick is awful, God redeems all things, and so the redemptive moment of this illness is that I am forced to rest…‘Come to me all who are tired and weary and I will give you rest.’