Our friendships are never coincidental. They are formed by God, through his love and his knowing exactly what we need, at just the right time. Every friendship is like a petal on a flower. It plays an important role in completing a beautiful picture. Friends are the "petals" that make our lives beautiful. They are the people who bring joy and color to our lives. Allow God to work in you and through you, knowing you are a special "petal" in someone's life.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
cancer. That was Tony’s diagnosis. For Tony, this was just one small
story on his journey. He has many stories that reveal God’s
faithfulness in ways impossible to explain on a human or earthly level.
On this leg of his journey, the lung cancer was just a minor detail.
already took action by placing his trust in God’s hands. He had
faithful believers holding him up in prayer and from one unlikely
circumstance to another, the way was made for Tony to receive treatment
for his cancer at Mayo Clinic. That in itself was not too
extraordinary. What was extraordinary was how the timing of his
treatment hurdled over the usual timeline for cases like his.
this “unusual” timing, Tony was able to receive attention and care for
his cancer. Part of his treatment was a special type of radiation that
made him feel quite afraid. Even though there were doctors in the
room, he felt alone. As he lay still in the machine that would
administer his treatment, he told the Lord how afraid he actually was.
turned his head and clearly present with him at that moment, was
Jesus. The assurance he felt right then was overwhelming. What added
to that sense of assurance were the hundreds of faces he saw behind
Jesus. Tony remembered how many prayer lists he was on, and the faces
were a vision of all those praying for him. He was truly covered in
Joshua 1:9 is the scripture that Tony thought of that expressed his faith through this situation.
“…The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go…”
This is my interpretation of Tony's vision, created through mixed media collage...