Millions of years of randomness, or God. Whichever you believe, you must enjoy the sheer beauty of this planet. To me, it speaks of the God of the universe. But to others, we are just lucky. Whatever. In this respect it makes no difference other than the impact it should have on you.
I sit in a place where there are thousands of things coming at me right now. This new house being renovated, over budget, behind schedule. We have money flying out the door in all directions it seems. BUT in a moment, it all fades to joy and happiness. My wife, my kids and the beauty of Hilton Head. All my friends are at the beach, or the mountains, or Disney. Seriously, it is amazing how many of Cherokee Counties’ families step out for Fall Break. It is really the only reason we chose to go away.
9 1/2 months into our “Year of Disney” we are worn out on Disney trips, and really yearned for a relaxing beach trip, but the timing seems bad to go away. Then, we decided, literally just one week ago we were set to travel to Hilton Head. One week and a day ago we had no vacation planned. The reason we chose to go, was simply because so many people would be out of town. And my vacation schedule is often directed by the movement of my patient base. So here we are, in the middle of so many stresses, spending time staring out over broad creek (we always stay in shelter cove, ten years running), and riding bikes to Palmetto Dunes beach.
And in a moment, all of the stress of how are we going to get this done, and who is going to pay for the shortfall, and will the parking lot really cost that much? All of these stresses just fade away to, “Look at the magnificence that God has created!” I am in awe, all the time, I am in awe. I have been given miracle after miracle over the years to stare me in the face. Healing miracles. And even though in all of creation, God surely poured more into the human nervous system (your brain) than anything else.
Even though this truth is evident every day in my practice life, the diversity and amazement of land running dead against the explosive power of the ocean creating a scene so rich with life, and full of an abundance in miraculous potential for testing man through ferocious storms, are persuading him into a relaxing daytime nap. The ocean is simply magnificent.
I take a deep breath and I feel the breath from the ages enter my lungs.
“Did Columbus breathe these same molecules, perhaps they have traveled here from afar… I wonder if they had pursed the lips of Abraham at some point, or maybe more enticing… Jesus.”
My mind wanders at the beach, the hopes of a younger man are renewed. What potential is still left in this body. Should I dare attempt to take another stab at something great? What is the calling? Dare I confront the governments stranglehold on medical decisions, if not, who else will… I feel alive enough to do this.
We are all called to do amazing things. I figured out recently that I had delivered somewhere around 374,000 adjustments. I have had over 50 people outlive their medical doctors best expectations… by a long shot. I had a year where 300 “lifetime” prescriptions were stopped in our clinic. Lifetime… ha! We have done some things that might be considered great by some… but. As I sit here and stare out at the beauty of the world, I am reminded that I have not done these things. I have only been used. The God of this wondrous beauty in front of me has been so kind to bring me along for the journey, and if He chooses to use me for more, well then there is nothing that can stop me but me. The journey is often harder than we would expect, but the result is greater.
I want to be used to do amazing things… miraculous things. I want people to question what is so weird about me, and find God at the other end of that question. And I want to be scary… scary because I am so willing to do whatever is asked.
Let that beauty remind you of the power of your maker. The power within. It is not physical, but it is rooted int he physical. I believe that 90% of the chiropractic that happens in our country misses the mark. Too little with too little focus. No proven changes, no focus on the bigger picture, stuck in the moment. Man, God is bigger than that. Your path with Him takes YEARS to figure out, likewise, the process of time is the same deterrent when it comes to organizing and championing your health. You need to stay the course, and go long.
Be well and be blessed, I am enjoying His blessings, no matter what form they come in. - Dr. E