Tonight I wanted to share the following poem with you as it was all I could think of to do when I learned of a couple in our extended relation, both of whom are dealing with this disgusting, cruel, heartless, horrible,( I could go on and on) disease of cancer. It's true that many strides have been made in its treatment but I'm sure nobody would argue that what we really need is a cure.
Cancer comes out of nowhere oft times, catches us unaware and certainly unprepared at its arrival. It's a very personal struggle for all of us as people we know or people in our families are stricken with cancer. I can't imagine anyone who doesn't know of someone who is dealing or has dealt with some aspect of cancer, some friend, some relative, someone that has had or does have cancer. The couple I referred to have differing types of cancer but cancer none the less and when one partner is stricken it'd be nice if the other was able to be cancerless, strong, supportive. These two are extremely strong and exceptionally committed to another and come what may they are truly there for each other. Their strength comes not only from their love for each other but from the source of all strength, Jesus Christ. I often wonder what people who have no relationship with God do at a time like this, when this devastating disease permeates their lives. How blessed are we who do.
by Patty Lynn
How is it that we have so much
To deal with, Lord, today?
We know you never promised us
You'd keep the worst at bay
But we're so overwhelmed right now,
We're turning, Lord, to you.
Please give us strength to face it all.
We don't know what to do.
We know it's true that life's not fair,
And both of us concur.
This latest blow's not fair at all,
What's normal's just a blur.
We're thankful that you've given us
Each other for this fight.
We're not alone and with your help,
You'll help us find the light.
The tunnel's dark, we'll lose our way
If you're not by our side.
We've got to feel your presence, Lord.
In you we must abide.
Now hand in hand we come to you
And lay this at your feet.
With you beside,
To guard and guide,
Our strength will be complete.