Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. Luke 24:31, NRSV
Hours, days, weeks in the hospital blurred into one long anxiety. Pain. Fatigue. Helplessness. Abandonment. Despair. Negative emotions swam through my mind and curdled my thinking…what was left of it. My brain had no more room. Too many tests, too long before diagnosis, longer still until treatment. I. Was. Done.
Where was the peace that passes understanding? Where was the intimacy I normally felt and practiced? Where was my Advocate? Where was Immanuel, God WITH us?