The cool night breeze tossed my hair into my eyes again, blocking my view of the names scrolling across the screen. It began..In Memory Of: And across the screen were the names and pictures of the precious Moms, Dads, Grandmother's, Grandfathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters who have all lost the battle to cancer. A tear slid down my cheek there in the darkness surrounded by hundreds of survivors. Two of them were sitting beside me. I held tight to the hand of my husband, sitting on one side of me, and that of my precious friend Diana on the other side. Survivors.
The two of them joined fifty or so other survivors and walked around the track of the local high school. My husband and my precious friend held hands as they fell in behind the many other cancer survivors. What a blessing for me, watching the two of them together.
So many of us have friends or family who have lost the battle, but we also live among many survivors.
I wiped the tears from my eyes, and turned to watch them walking around the track. One the bleachers behind me, adorned with bags of luminaries spelled "Hope".
A precious lady sitting in front of me, wearing the all telling scarf on her head, turned and said, "I would like to try to walk with them". But she wondered if she could consider herself a "survivor" since she is just now going through chemo. We shouted to her.....of course you're a survivor! You're here!"
Call someone today who is struggling with cancer. Let them know there is hope! Offer to pray for them,or better yet, pray with them.You will be blessed.
James 5:14,15,16 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.