Jul 03, 2004 - 7:55 am
Thank you all for your support. We saw the Dr and will start Topotecan in a couple weeks. I also wanted to share a short story and I think it applies to all of us, but it's especially for you Mopar - it goes with your favorite verse. If you are of a different faith put the word that fits in place of the word God. For we all have different faiths... but faith is the key.
Eagles in a Storm"
Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for when the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.
The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.
God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm. Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them.
Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles."