You think you can survive a mere ache in the back. You try to adjust your daily walk, quite literally. But the backache continues. So, you add muscle relaxants and keep going.
By yesterday I realized — you can’t go full steam and come out the other end standing tall! I also realized I was to be out with a group of youth in the evening, planning outdoor games and indoor refreshments.
Therefore, in good logical sense, using <if> <then> statements I spend the day in bed resting my back. The evening went well — with 20-25 people playing hide and seek, and capture the flag. I walked and ran slowly and had a great time. This morning I’m a bit stiff and may have to rest a bit more.
A tidbit from yesterday — working with Muslim people to bring them to Jesus usually takes about seven years of relational interaction. I wonder how long it takes to bring a secular or “turned off church” person in Canada to Jesus through relational interaction? Some of our church people would say they are still working on some people 40 years later!!