Although I have been studying the Proverbs 31 woman, I have recently been reminded that serving the tasks of a Godly wife and mother cannot happen unless I have my health. One of my family members is fighting cancer and he has been bravely defeating it (or has been a stubborn mule of a man) until recently. More than I would like to admit I take my health for granted… (Yes, I have a few minor health issues such as IBS and migraines, but nothing that confines me inside 24/7.) Most of us want to think, “Eh, that’ll never happen to me.” When facing death right in the face and singing around the bed of a man who knows his time is sooner than later, it has made me realize that we have all have an appointed time and we better be ready. Sometimes God allows things to happen so there’s no denying him. Watching my uncle courageously battle this disease is not easy, but knowing he is using the last leg of his journey on earth to witness about where he is going makes me undoubtedly see beauty in the ugly face of death. The only thing that makes this tough situation seem worth the heartache is the promise the Lord gives us when we accept Jesus as our personal savior. Although my family and I feel the selfish sadness for the possible loss in our future, we can rest assured that my uncle will be waiting right inside the gates of Heaven waving us on to glory! I am so inspired by how my uncle is choosing to witness and share God’s love during these difficult times he’s facing!
❤Love you Uncle Ed! You are such an inspiration to those around you!❤
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
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