First thing this morning, I learned that a dear friend is facing cancer... again.
It's never been far from my mind since.
Off and on all day long, this has flashed through my mind: I HATE cancer.
I know that God can and does bring good out of bad circumstances when we love Him and trust Him.
Nonetheless, I HATE cancer.
I know that this world is not our home and that we will like the next one so much better.
But this is where I am here and now and this is where my friend is and this is where I want her to stay.
And through the grace of God and the skill of the doctors, this is where I believe she will be for some time to come.
Nevertheless.... I HATE cancer.
Which brings me to my second point.
I'm not too crazy about thieves either...
I always try to be upbeat on these blogs.
But tonight I sat here, staring at the eternal query on Facebook: What's on your mind?
And honestly, these are the things that are on my mind.
Today, I have been distracted. I went through Wendys' drive through thinking it was McDonald's. I'm supposed to be fasting .. but I didn't. I forgot to charge my cell phone even though I knew it was almost dead. And I mentally talked back to a lifeless question on Facebook of all things. "What's on my mind??? You don't want to know what's on my mind - that's what's on my mind!!!"
But in the final analysis
this is what's on my mind....
I HATE cancer.
And right now, thieves are a close second on my bad list, right up there behind dread diseases...
Thankful tomorrow is another day...