Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Scans next week

Chloe has her next set of scans next Monday, February 25th. There's no reason for concern, we're confident that everything will be clear and good. Yet, we know that there are no guarantees.

Early in Chloe's cancer journey, someone shared the blog of the Merrick family with us. Their daughter, Daisy, had been diagnosed with a Wilm's Tumor, like Chloe, but her tumor was more progressed when it was removed and cancer returned for Daisy several times over the next few years. We joined their community in hoping and praying that Daisy would be restored to full health. This weekend, Daisy went to be with Jesus.

A few weeks ago, Daisy's dad, Britt, preached the following sermon at their church. In it, he described the difficult emotional journey he'd been on and the lessons he'd learned. What struck me most was when he realized that while he was desperately seeking God, wanting to know why this was happening to his daughter and family, God was distant. Peace finally came to him as he remembered that God is always present with us no matter what is happening and we need to trust God with the outcome.

In the end, no matter our circumstances in life, isn't that all we can do?



4 comments:

Veronica said...

What church is this? I thoroughly enjoyed his sermon and would like to check out the website for his church. Thanks!

Kip Holland-Anderson said...

Veronica,
Britt Merrick is on staff at Reality Santa Barbara. The website is http://www.realitysb.com
Kip

Cameron VSJ said...

Hi,

I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?

Thanks,

Cameron

cameronvsj(at)gmail.com

team krasean said...

Thanks for sharing this sermon. We will be praying for clear scans. Love to you all! -Sonja