I can remember the phrase, “and the recollection slowly fades away.” Yet, there are some things that are important to keep stored in our memory banks, because we stand today on the history of years gone by. We navigate through life on the wisdom received, from parents and grandparents, in kindergarten and throughout our academic careers, as well as a result of our life’s many and varied experiences.
It was about twenty (20) years ago that my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through surgery and six (6) weeks of daily radiation treatments. We celebrated the news that the cancer was in remission. Our faith was consistently exercised throughout this ordeal. However, cancer was not through with us, just like Satan, and sixteen (16) years later, a new cancer appeared in the other breast. This time, we went through two (2) surgeries and radiation with another report of, “in remission”. So, again, we celebrate and are grateful. Through it all, we are convinced that God would not put more on us than we can bear. Now, I learned that in Church.
If there has ever been a time when we needed to hold on to our faith, it is right now. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pray for those who are living with the disease, and may God empower someone to make a way for the discovery of a lasting cure.