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?