If you read my opening comments on the welcome page to The Sounding Board Ministry, you are familiar with the beautiful event my family and I shared on January 3rd. I have included a couple of photos, but as life would have it, this uplifting event is peppered with the fact I will soon have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor that surprisingly appeared in an annual mammogram this past November.
After sixteen years of remission, it is quite difficult to put into words the shock and disbelief I felt when I was given the news there was "something" showing up on an ultrasound. Further, after a biopsy that same day, I was to learn four days later while visiting my mother in a nursing home in Virginia, the tumor was cancerous. I was suddenly forced back to the starting line of a journey I thought was forever finished.
What exactly does a Christian do when you are expecting a pitch down the middle and you are thrown a curve ball? You trust in God. Yes, fear might creep into the recesses of your mind and you start needing extra hugs and assurances, but you realize that the Lord Jesus knows where you are, He is your source of comfort and peace and He has promised never to leave you or forsake you.
Would I love to walk away from this diagnosis and be told there has been a big mistake with results of tests? Of course...I'm human after all. But I pray I will be faithful and use every opportunity to witness to others along the way. There are no coincidences with our Lord and Savior. My journey is a divine appointment and I pray I might be found faithful.
"Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking (reverently) and (the door) will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, (the door) will be opened."
Matthew 7:7-8 AMPC