Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Therefore we do not lose heart..."

II Corinthians 4:16-18..."Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
We seem to think this life is going on forever and place so much importance on everything in this life; yet, it is so short compared to eternity. I believe God placed in our hearts such a strong love for family, creating a deep attachment to all things on this earth.
And life is good, even with cancer, there are such wonderful times still, being with family, friends, sensing strong love and ties over the many years. I have been blessed with an abundance of friends, some of whom we played together when we were three years old, went to school together and still are strong friends. Over these years, we all, as friends and family, have had many sorrows, many joys, all of our friends are Christ believers and I am sure, even if some do not attend a church, all our family members are also Christ believers. These are thankful blessings.
Many family members have had deep losses of siblings, parents of course is expected as everyone ages, but the loss of children is especially difficult, but we all have overcome the tragedy of much of this, with God's help. A church friend found out this week her melanoma has spread to her very sad. So tonight I am rambling, feeling pretty tough, cracked fingers, nauseous, bad
cold, but thanking God for life and strength to be the person He
wants me to be...trying hard to keep my eyes on Jesus and not lose heart...praying the chemo is working.

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