Mah-Mah on the left, Yeh-Yeh on the right
Right now I am hopeful.
I was recently informed that my Grandmother (my Dad’s Mum) has colon cancer and she will be having an operation tomorrow night. My main concern is that before she was told she has colon cancer, she went through this depression stage. This is really weird. It’s because if you know the kind of Grandmother she is, she holds great faith in her heart.
The main trailing episodes of her life were pulled through because of her love for and trust in Jesus:
- Forgiving her ex-boyfriend (being with her for 7 years) left her for another woman
- Overcoming H1N1 flu
These above are the ones that I know about the most.
Even though my Grandmother wasn’t useful and had to go through recovery during her flu that hit her quite severely, she was still happy and was always continually reminded of Jesus. Singing her usual hymn songs and holding Him close to her heart. Her spirit was because of His Holy Spirit.
However, she went into depression. I don’t know how severe. Not seeing her smile is something foreign. It strikes the heart cold. It almost leaves me wondering where is God?
But the main thing I want to pray for is not for the operation, it is her faith. I want to pray for the re-strengthening of her faith in Him. To be reminded of His love and His promises. That the way in which He works no one can comprehend. That to believe and trust in Him doesn’t mean there are no trials, but that He promises peace in the midst of the storm. As long as we look to Him and make that decision to follow Him, to know the love He has for us is also incomprehensible!
The Coming of the Kingdom of God
20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”