We all take our turn at one time, or another. Walking through shadows or walking through darkness. Some of us much earlier than expected. Our true nature is revealed during these trying times. Some people are awesome at it.
I’m very blessed with a dear friend that has shown me the true meaning of faith, grace under pressure, and being a godly woman. Such courage. Such strength. Such beautiful peace. Simply, awesome. My friend has late stage IV cancer. Very aggressive. Diagnosed just last month and given just a few more months of time. Precious time. She has a family – a devoted husband, and three healthy and awesome sons. She remains a bubbly, happy person. She is one of those people that lights up a room. She is beautiful in mind, body and spirit. She makes you feel so special, so loved, so important. Those blue eyes grab your heart, and doesn’t let go – she is FEARLESS. God chose her for this journey – not me or you. I am looking for the wisdom of it, somewhere between the pages of my emotions. I ask myself: How can this experience make me a better person? How can this make me worthy? I seek those answers and perhaps, I shall find them somewhere along the way.
My friend graduates soon into paradise, and one day we will all be together again, those of us that believe in eternal life. I believe that if God doesn’t work His many gifts upon her, He will work them in the people surrounding her at this time. The medical personnel, the friends, the families……Who knows how many will reach out to Him, because of her?
Is this a time to be sad? God chooses the time – God chooses the way. And his ways are perfect. I must admit, it’s hard to reconcile our hearts and minds with our spiritual nature (belief in heaven and eternal life) and our human nature (heartbroken, lonely, and grieving their absence). But I think that somehow, we can blend the two. Somehow, we must pour that grieving energy into something good. Let it transform our hearts and minds, let us become more like Jesus, to see others with His eyes and to love them with His heart.
After all, we are just walking each other home to heaven. So let’s do it with love, patience, kindness and understanding. May God always bless you with his unconditional love during this new year of 2020.
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