Dec 04, 2012 - 6:13 pm
We mention spiritual things--God, prayer, faith--because how can you not when God and faith in Him mean everything to you? How can you not speak about the reason for your joy and hope, even in the midst of cancer? How can you not speak about the amazing love and grace He gave to you as you walked through the Valley of the Shadow? How can you not speak about the overwhelming peace and joyful anticipation you experienced even in the face of death? How can you not speak when you hear so many stories of hurting cancer survivors, and your heart aches with all the pain and you want to give to them the same hope you were given? God means everything to me. God and His will for me is my reason for living. If I had not known God, if I had not had the hope He gave me, cancer would have been a crushing experience. With Him, it becomes a precious journey. With Him, it was only another bend in the road that I am walking with Him. There is absolutely no way I can stay absolutely silent when it is the all encompassing focus of my life.
That said, I understand the terms of this website. That is why I keep comments about my faith in God few and brief except here. :) I just felt compelled to write in response to the last thread the reason why I speak.