Better than Aspirin

Very seldom do I have a headache. Since I don’t get them very often, I always go through a list of questions to try to identify the reason. Was I getting sick? Was it stress? Was this a hunger headache? I considered the questions, but I could not identify the cause.

I had a busy day ahead of me so I had to move on with my day. I went to my aerobics class but when I got there I didn’t go in right away. I sat down in the lobby contemplating going home because my head was still hurting. However, as I sat in the lobby and watched my friends go into the class I knew I had to push through the pain and attend class.

Even though I am one of the younger ones in my aerobics class most of the members are in good physical shape and able to do all the movements. However, about four or five have noticeable physical limitations. One woman has rheumatoid arthritis in her hands and her feet. She says they hurt all the time. Yet she showed up for the class. Another woman had a stroke which severely impaired the left side of her body. Particularly the use of her left arm. Her left arm hurt because they were struggling to try to find the right type of brace. Yet she showed up dragging the left side of her body going into the room to move as much as she could move. Another woman has braces on both legs and is unable to stand or walk without a walker, crutches, or a wheelchair. Yet she came to the class and sat in the back of the room moving only her upper body and arms.

As I sat in the lobby, I thought to myself, here you are, physically able, with a little headache, contemplating turning around and going back home. Get a grip, Sandra!

Headache or no headache I was going to push through this aerobics class. So I got up, I attended the class and returned home. Once I got home, I still had a headache, so I decided to go to my little home chapel in my basement and pray. So, I sat in my rocking chair, and for 30 minutes I prayed in the spirit and listened to worship music. When I was finished the headache was gone! I thought, now that’s a whole lot better than aspirin!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7



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