Monday, September 25, 2006

Here We Go Again

Walking around with my intravneous pumping into my veins, I got thinking about my first bout with cellulitis last Christmas. I checked my blogging archives to see if I had posted anything concerning this. Here's what I found:

David's Health Update...As I mentioned in an earlier update, I've spent much of the last week in the hospital. Carol took me back in to Emergency early Thursday morning. The doctors determined that I have cellulitis of the skin (around my face) and treated me agressively with antibiotics intravenously. They admitted me Thursday morning and I was able to come home yesterday (Saturday) around noon. I'll continue to take the antibiotics for another week. Thanks for your prayers over the next few days. I'm still very weak and tired.While laying on my hospital bed the other morning the Lord gave me a brief poem of praise. I was grateful for the protection of God's angelic hosts who attend to Christian believers in our time of need. Here are the lyrics:

Holy, Holy, Almighty God
Enthroned in glorious splendor on high;
From whence He gives His angels charge
To guard and keep us in all our ways,
For this we offer our endless praise
For this we offer our endless praise.

The other night while lying in the hallway at the hospital I wrote another short poem of praise. Unfortunately I didn't write it down when I got home and I've forgotten it.

The truth remains, "He giveth me songs in the night." Thank You Father!

UPDATE: Even as I was writing this "post" the words came back that the Lord had given me. Here they are:

"O the joy of loving Jesus,
O what peace His name affords;
Songs of vic'try, songs of glory
Flow from me in mighty chords.

Holy, holy, Lord of glory,
Worthy, worthy, is the Lamb;
I will ever tell the story
Of the mighty, great I AM."

Join me tonight in giving Him praise. He is certainly worthy! AMEN!


  1. Good morning David..
    It is 7 am...That is the middle of the night to ME!
    The first blogger of course[!] that I click on to is "Mr. Fisher"!!
    I am praying that you have a great day and I hope that you will be getting some much needed rest..
    I found a couple of articles in our local newspaper and I am going to try and scan them over to you.
    Please don't worry about replying right away. I think you should just take it easy and do what is more important.

    Your poems are really nice and all kidding aside, Julie and I are NOT kidding when we think you should write a book..It won't do any harm and it just MIGHT do a lot of good!
    Take care my friend...From Terry

  2. Just wanted to drop a quick note and say that I was sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I've been keeping you in my prayers and we both know the Lord will guide you through.
    My grandmother has been sick for about the past year, and has been very discouraged about her slow progress. We recently had a discussion about this, and after searching through the Bible, we chose the following verses for her to repeat when she's feeling frustrated:
    Isaiah 40:31
    Isaiah 41:10
    Phillipians 4:6

    I hope these help, and I hope you start to feel better soon!

    Love In Christ;

    p.s. I second Terry's suggestion for a book!