Thursday, November 12, 2020

Silence and Prayer

I've gone through two surgeries in the past month and of all things, I miss writing the most. I can't do much of anything right now, except pray. It is my superpower. So please let me know any special intentions and I will pray. Right now, I offer a few thoughts but mostly some pictures of my convalescence, the many blessings. As you can imagine, Michael and the cats are a great comfort, as are many books. I did finish my chapter book, Max and Midnight. It's amazing how long these things take. Stories were polished in July, got art from Dagny in Aug, put it all together in Sept, and worked on cover/back in Oct. I managed to get it done a week after surgery #1 and 5 days before #2 knowing that any writing/typing would be difficult after. So please take a look. 

I was so pleased All Saints was a Sunday but I didn't go to All Souls Mass on Nov. 2nd. Instead, I sang along at home as Mass was livestreamed on youtube. The simple Gregorian chant was so beautiful and matched my ascetic mood. I also got out to vote and praying for the truth to be unveiled. Over and over, I am impressed with the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. God bless America. I find myself singing America the Beautiful a lot. 

There's not been a night that I don't cry. Pain is awful. Sleep is difficult. I have even managed to fall out of the recliner from feeling claustrophobic and trapped. I question whether this is God's will. My feelings can shift from peace to poverty in minutes. But thinking about favorite Scripture verses are a sure path to peace, like Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there's a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. I've taken off my sling/brace to type this post and I have to be extra vigilant with the cats' sudden movements. I cannot afford to tear the repaired tendons. I know I need to practice patience and humility. The silence has been good for me, brought tremendous clarity and closeness to our dear Savior. But as you can see, I succumb to the need to write and connect with you all. I should retreat again into the silence because I believe that is what God desires--it is a school of prayer and thanksgiving. Please pray for me and I, thee. Come, Lord Jesus. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

2 Corinthians 12:9 9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 


Mirka Breen said...

My heart aches that you are in so much pain, Vijaya.

Vijaya said...

thank you. i keep another verse close to my heart; And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. rom 8:28.
i trust in our Lord to bring about great good from this trial

Barbara Etlin said...

Yikes! Sounds awful. I hope you have a speedy recovery, Vijaya.

Your favourite Biblical verse reminds me of two musical versions: the famous one by The Byrds (Turn, Turn, Turn) and one I saw on a special on PBS, a beautiful duet between Judy Collins and Pete Seeger.

I hope this link for the duet works.

Vijaya said...

oh barb, i loved that duet--sublime! thank you so much.

Jenni said...

So sorry to hear you've been going through so much lately. You have a wonderful attitude about all this. I'm so glad those Scriptures are a comfort. I love Romans 8:28 too.
I'll be praying for you!

Vijaya said...

thank you jenni and God bless you