We are almost a week into my wife’s treatments. I praise God that they are going well. Amy is tired a little more after her treatments now. The drive to and from the hospital is what takes longer each day than the actual treatments.
The ladies on the oncology team that greets Amy every day got her a birthday cake and wished her a happy birthday yesterday. Yesterday was her birthday along with her paternal brother. They are twins. She is 43
I can’t help but see every day the sheer number of people that usher into the nine-story parking garage that is packed full
We as people cling to life! I am struck by how many people that are
I admit the moment I first heard those words from the ER doctor that my wife had a brain tumor, I felt hopeless in that very moment. I felt that way because it was not what I wanted. I wanted to grow old with my wife, watch our kids get married and so on. I think that is what everyone wants when they first get married. But zooming back to that moment, wrapped in a bubble of the shock, yes, I admit I felt crushed. My wife felt crushed. It seems at that moment that it was the end of the road.
Why we can’t stop there!
In that bubble of a moment, it all seems hopeless. But we can’t stop there. Why can’t we stop there? We need hope. We need hope in order to survive. Without hope and life stops! Creativity stops
Hope that doesn’t fail
Think about the apostles on
C. S. Lewis, “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else He would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon, or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any
We Have Hope
During Jesus’ earthly ministry, He used this term “I Am” to describe His purpose and HIs relationship to us. He said, I am the Good Shepherd, I am the Gate, I am the door, I am the resurrection and the life, I am the light of the world, I am the bread of life, I am the Way the Truth and the Life.
When a person responds by faith to the good news of Jesus Christ, becoming a recipient of God’s amazing grace, life, destiny, and purposes change in your life. At the moment of salvation, Jesus comes into our life.
Galatians 2:20 ESV
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
We are no longer alone! Our security, our dependency, and our identity now reside in our relationship with Christ. He is with us! This is why we have hope beyond this world. Whey we have hope beyond cancer, hope beyond death.
Now, Jesus reminded us in the Gospels that there is an enemy—and this enemy wants to take away our confidence in Jesus—who is with us.
John 10:10 ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Because Jesus is with us we have life—abundant life! This is why I am saying that it can’t end at death. It can’t end there, because, without hope in Christ, we are hopeless. We are hopeless because we are only relying on our power to overcome. Our power to stay encouraged. Our power to stay hopeful in a
It is this hope that gives me the strength to cry when I need to cry. Our emotions are God-given and good. It’s okay as a man to cry when you are hurting, it’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength that you need help. It is this hope that allows me to love my wife as deeply as I do. To love my children as deeply as I do.
Yes, I have bad days, today really sucked, but I still have hope. That may sound confusing. How can I have hope
At this time, there is tremendous freedom in living one day at a time. God tells us not to worry about yesterday or tomorrow, only worry about today. What can I do today to love my wife, my children, my brothers and sisters in Christ and to be aware of the pain and suffering that people in this world are going through and love them
I CHOOSE TO HOPE IN JESUS CHRIST AND HIS PROMISES SO THAT
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