Fighting Through

…unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains…  John12:20-26  Everyone knows that a cold or flu must run its course. Sometimes we can take things that help shorten the effects of their duration, but it still runs its course. Nonetheless medication is a good way to fight through it until we can give our body the rest it really needs. If at some point we don’t stop and give our body the rest it needs, the situation will get worse before it gets better. Occasionally, this is how we treat life. Sometimes we fight so hard to keep what we have, push through bad situations or environments and turn away from the obvious. What we sometimes need to do is let things go, be still, and turn towards what is not so obvious to others, but to us is quite clear – much like that cold or flu, by God’s grace and favor – this too shall pass. We then emerge strengthened for our journey and again bearing much fruit.