Saturday, June 2, 2012

Long time, no blog...

...but I'm still here, and still reading others' blogs. I guess the whole "no news is good news" statement applies right now. Apart from kidney stones, no new health problems, and as far as I know, still cancer-free. Not that cancer is a bad thing! Because of cancer, I've had the opportunity to share God's cool story in my life not only in my church, but in two others as well. Cancer has made me much more bold to speak to people about how God is sovereign in all of life, and how things that we normally consider bad can actually be good in His grand scheme of things. If not for cancer, a lot of things in my life might be "better" - I'd be less scarred and we'd have much fewer medical bills! But I'd know a lot less about God than I've learned in the past two years. I wouldn't have read some of the awesome books I've read, I wouldn't have gotten to know some of the people I know, and I wouldn't have cancer in common with so many people. Having cancer in common with people immediately puts us on even ground - it's almost like being a Christian. As a Christian, I meet other Christians and it's like "hey, we're family in Christ!" As a cancer survivor, I meet other cancer survivors or patients, and there's an instant kindred spirit that happens. I've seen it at my oncologist's office, at the radiology facility, at my workplace, just about everywhere. And having such a noticeable scar is often an in-road to meeting other cancer-family members as well. I pray that as my life continues to morph into what God has planned for me, I will seek His name and His glory. And when the end of my life comes, if I am still seeking Him and glorifying Him, it will only be because of His grace.

3 comments:

  1. You're such a good writer!
    God always has something happen in our life for some reason, doesn't he?
    I love the Lord so much! And...I enjoy being in your guy's sunday school class :0) No no no, not because of the doughnuts :)

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  2. Thank you. It's only awesome because it's about an awesome God!!

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