Those were the words that my half sister heard after her return from vacationing. Her doctor spoke these words to her. You have three to six weeks to live. What do you say? “Oh, thank you.”???? What do you do? Especially when you don’t have Jesus in your heart? Where do you turn? Who do you turn too? I don’t know, because I am holding onto a scarlet cord that traces back to the very beginning of time, Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. BUT, what if you don’t have a Savior in your life?
Ever since I read the letter that my sister who did not hear these words, but the one filling in as a caretaker, I have wrestled with these words. What would you have me do Lord? What would you have me say Lord? What will bring You glory in this dark, dreary scene that is playing out in the life of my flesh and blood? Lord, I am listening, so speak and I shall hear.
I don’t have a personal relationship with my half-sister who lives 1,200 miles away. She terminated this relationship when our mother died. There are hurt feelings, words that were said that tore flesh from bone. BUT… doesn’t the sound of those words change everything? I know it does on my part, it did along time ago, the minute I asked God to help me forgive and when was released from the bondage of unforgiveness.
So today as you read the words I have written as God has led me, why don’t you call up your sibling and just tell them that you miss them and were thinking of them. Squeeze those children a little tighter next time you hug them and love them to pieces.
Until Next Time,