Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Heavy Hearted

My heart has been so heavy today for a family I don't even know personally.  They are a friend of a friend's.  Their Kindergartner, Lucy, has been battling cancer for about 15 months.  She was in remission but this past week she has gotten seriously ill and they discovered an infection and the cancer is back.  Her time on earth is, according to doctors, nearly over.  Her life has impacted mine so dramatically.  Praying for her on a daily basis for the last year+ has helped me keep a perspective on what matters in life.  What matters are all things eternal.  This family, though they grieve an unimaginable pain and loss, does not mourn like those who have no hope.  They know that death is not the end for their precious little girl.  Lucy will enter the arms of her loving Savior and healer the moment her body can't fight anymore, and praise the Lord, she will be healed.

"When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 ESV

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