Nothing In My Brain
Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26
from the book
Visions Of The Holy In Ordinary Lives
John E. Sumwalt
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My eight-year-old son, Jeremiah, has endured several medical problems. The one constancy among these problems was two kinds of seizures that caused difficulties for him in everyday life. Jeremiah has never known life without seizures, so he takes them, and the difficulties they cause, in stride. Three years ago, his father and I received the news from an MRI scan that new problems had come to light. The two abnormalities, which doctors were certain would increase in size as Jeremiah grew, would most likely require surgery.
This past spring, another MRI was done, and Jeremiah and I went to the neurologist for the results. He understood that a bad report would probably mean surgery and a hospital stay. He held my hand as the doctor came into the room to give us the news.
"Well, young man, I have good news to report. Your MRI was clean. There are no abnormalities in your brain. You have nothing to worry about!" he ...
This Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 story, Nothing In My Brain, is based on Philippians 2:1-13 and relates to Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book Shining Moments . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...