One Day More

“One day more. Another day, another destiny. This never-ending road to Calvary.” Jean Valjean lived to see another day, and he lived to see his place in glory. In the end, he joined his heroes. He discovered what God in Heaven had in store. In a week that could have been written to go a thousand directions, I hope something you’ve read about Les Mis has inspired hope in some area of your life and health.

“Just have a seat, Jimmy. The doctor will see you shortly.” Many of you know because you were praying for me that I had an MRI yesterday to determine the fate of a 5th disk. Well, as I sat in the waiting room, I ran across a retweet of someone quoting a popular fitness athlete who said, “No one and nothing can stop you from getting fit if you truly want to.” (Oh to hear Jean Valjean’s reply to that statement.)design 2

Anyway, not sure how many “likes” she’ll get on her wisdom, but I doubt she’s ever visited a cancer wing or walked the halls of a children’s hospital, and I know for certain she doesn’t have a spinal disorder. I tell ya, sometimes pride makes us say the ugliest things. Truth is, you don’t always get what you work for. But you always know WHO you work for, and that’s the difference. Guys, if you have health, it’s a gift. Treasure it, use it, enjoy it, give thanks for it, and thrive. But you can’t applaud Heaven while beating your chest.

Anyway, she needs grace just like the rest of us. Just like me, just like you. Jean Valjean-like Grace. Speaking of, turns out I get to keep that 5th disk a little while longer. I have another day. One day more. Another day, another destiny. My never-ending road to Calvary. Isn’t it something? We’re called to care for bodies that are designed to fail. What a humble honor. Some days just feel more humbling than others.
Jimmy Peña

For Discussion: I love you guys for all of your prayers yesterday. I read each one. More importantly, God heard each one. Thank you.