Recently I was waiting in a studio for a recording session to...

Recently I was waiting in a studio for a recording session to begin. (We were there to record some sacred songs.) During a delay I walked into the back part of the facilities to examine the electronic equipment. In one of the darkened studios, before the lights could be found, I bumped into a heavy piece of iron (heavier than I could lift) with such force that I feared that my foot had been broken. The pain was almost unbearable.

Immediately I thought that the recording session would have to be postponed, for the injury seemed so extreme. But as I affirmed the truth, realizing that there are no accidents in God's kingdom, and that "man's extremity is God's opportunity," I began to think more clearly. I realized that I was not the only one involved in the evening's plans. Others had given up their time to devote to this project, and I did not feel it would be fair to them to cancel at that point.

So with some difficulty on my part, the recording session was started and finally completed. I said good-bye to our colleagues, and my wife and I went home. When we reached our home, I assumed that the problem was resolved and behind me.

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October 29, 1984

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