Not long after ordination, I was diagnosed with MG (myasthenia gravis), an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that left me so weak I could barely move. After a hospitalization that lasted nearly a month, I was treated intravenously with gamma globulin, a life-saving blood product derived from thousands of donors. As I was receiving my first infusion which would ultimately restore my strength, I envisioned all those unknown donors whose gift went into making this product.
I could feel their hands holding me up. Beneath their hands I could feel God’s hands holding us all. In that moment I knew grace. Hope in a bag. God showing up, infusing me with life, pointing me to the One who said he actually was the way and the truth and the life.
This message is an excerpt from “The Cross Gets in the Way” by Violet Cucciniello Little in the November 2016 issue of Gather magazine.