Apr 03, 2001 - 4:15 pm
Hi Everyone: We all know the first thought we have when we hear our diagnosis of cancer--is of death. I have a quote, and I do not know where it came from--but it helps me, and maybe it will help someone else:
"My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me, I cannot choose the colors....He worketh steadily...The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver's skillful hands as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.'
It was explained to me that we are none given a 75 year guarantee when we are born. We cannot choose what way we shall die naturally; whether by cancer or car wreck or falling in the tub at home! We can choose how we are going to live today, and how we are going to face this challenge. We all say, 'why me'; 'it's not fair'; 'there's nothing I can do', etc. But I say, why not me - if God's work can be made manifest through me because I choose to pray to Him that if this is my duty - my purpose here- then so be it; but I beg him to please give me His strength, and love and enough courage to see this through. My son thought he had a whole lifetime ahead of him at the age of 18, but in a few seconds, he was gone in a car wreck. The Lord showed us through testimony that Matthew's mission here on earth was done, and he was needed back with God.
This is just my opinion--my hopes--my faith--and it works for me. I just wanted to share in case some of you might agree. We have free will--so everyone has their own opinions; I just pray whatever you believe, that it brings you the peace you need to cope with tragedies.