Action & Dislocation…

Stunning view from the top...

This morning started early with a powerful time of prayer & ministry with our Europe pastors, and after breakfast we headed to the slopes on a perfect day, and by lunch I’d had probably my best snowboarding ever on some crazy off-piste sections – it was just AWESOME!

Here's what I saw when I took my glove off...

Then after lunch I went down a lower slope with some of the guys who are just getting into it, and would you believe, I had a small wipeout and3 smacked my had against a block of ice – and here’s what I saw when I took my glove off – a seriously dislocated finger! I tried to pull it straight myself but concluded that it may be broken (it sure looked like it!), but had to concede and leave the slopes to head for the hospital… The pictures below tell the story…

Here's what the X-ray saw!

Here’s the lesson in this:

I didnt get injured in the crazy big stuff snowboarding, but rather on a small slope where maybe I wasn’t concentrating as I should have. Often we get taken out not by the big stuff, by by the little ordinary things which we don’t pay attention to…

Anyway, I’m thankful that it wasn’t broken, and tonight we had another absolutely incredible time together here with the pastors, so my mind is firmly fixed on higher things… but I’ll be paying attention to the seeming lessor one’s as well!

I guess this is a fitting scripture from Hebrews 12v12&13:

 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

Lord, in all our action, may we not become dislocated from You, from Your Word, from each other…

Here's what it looked like after being pulled into place again!

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