Cancer, the “BIG C”, how could this ever be a “Season of Joy” for anyone. First, I don’t mean to minimize this for anyone else who has had to endure it. Everyone’s journey is different and the impact of cancer is stroked with a very broad brush.
While I had seen this play out in the lives of the Israelites, I remember being shocked when God refused to let Moses enter the Promised Land. What?!! After all Moses had done, and yes, he made that mistake at the rock in Kadesh, but to not be allowed to complete his mission – wow! I learned then that God is serious about this business of obedience.
When it comes to music, I am a true 80s Baby. I love anything and everything written and sung by Bono and U2. In my older age, I’ve found a greater admiration for this band beyond their beats and melodies because I can now recognize the representation of their faith throughout their music. It’s a beautiful added bonus that my young ears didn’t yet have the experience to comprehend.
Joy! Joy! Joy! Every Tuesday for four hours I get to see this scripture come to life in real-time around me and through me. I get to experience joy that only comes from our Father and through the outpouring of the grace and love He freely gives to each one of us daily. I am a part of the REACH Community Respite Program, otherwise simply known as REACH (Refresh, Encourage, Activities, Care, Hope).