Monday, November 7, 2011

Hope in Christ

At 39 years old I was diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, Melanoma Skin Cancer, the most deadly form of skin cancer that can metastasize and invade other organs throughout our bodies and as a result kill us.

Thankfully, my cancer was detected in it's earliest stages, which is highly curable.  My life has been spared; HOWEVER, I was faced with the REALITY of the FACT that this life we are living is TEMPORARY and at some point EACH OF US WILL DIE!    

We don't know the time of our death; most of us assume that it will be LATER rather than SOONER; however, we are NOT GUARANTEED TOMORROW.  This FACT is very hard to grasp. 

How do we "live like we are dying?"  Do we really go sky diving and Rocky Mountain climbing?  Life brings along with it responsibilities, like providing for ourselves and taking care of our homes &  families, so as long as we are still living, we have a living to make, laundry to do, groceries to buy, meals to prepare and kids to take care of.

In the midst of handling our day to day responsibilities we must do our best to not only "get through" each day, but to "gain something from" each day.  We have been BLESSED with the GIFT of LIFE!

BELIEVE that there is a purpose & a plan for your life.  Seek God's face, read His Word and He will reveal to you His will for your life.

We must first have FAITH, which is a confident belief in the TRUTH, a secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will. 

What is TRUTH?  Many don't have a basis of truth, their truth is a matter of opinion derived from upbringing, culture or society, and it's ever changing.  God's Word is TRUTH, His promises are the same yesterday, today & forever. 

As a believer in Christ, we have the promise of Eternal Life, this gift is made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.  There is HOPE in Christ!

Believe in Him, Trust in Him, Lean on Him, Hope in Him, Call upon His Holy Name & NEVER GIVE UP! 

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31


  1. I've learned that it's best not to live like you're dying...or that it's your last day. But it's important to make each day your best day. Embrace what's good about each day. When I tuck my kids to bed EVERY NIGHT, I tell them "I had the best day ever." As I remind them, it doesn't have to be your favorite day...just your best day. You did what you could do to make it your best. Having faith that each day is better is the key. Thank you Karen for sharing your thoughts...always a good and inspiring read.

  2. Very good point, Al! It's nice to hear from you! Continue to keep in touch! Wishing you and yours all the best! Sincerely, Karen