The fact that you're getting this email today can only mean one thing: I didn't make my plane. Friends, thank you so much for your prayers and wishes for healing. After a tough, grueling few days of prayer, rest, medicine and consideration, I thought it best I stay back. Yep, I've said it before, but God doesn't need our health to get His message around the world. We do. When we don't have our health - for whatever reason - it's tough to get out there, amen? And as much as I wanted to share the stage with the other honored guests, it turns out the best way for me to honor God with my body is by staying put. I doubt anyone will throw their arms up in protest or demand a refund, but in case anyone notices the program is missing a face, I hope they know I missed seeing theirs.
But suffice it to say that of all the things our health exposes, our frailty is one of them. Our world is in God's hands, even when it's wrecked by the common cold. I've been through worse, so have you, but the things we've talked about this week concerning our unique God-given traits and gifts could not have come at a better time for me. And with that, I'll wish you a good weekend. I think my hot tea is just about ready. Jimmy Peña