Ultimate Healing

What Cancer Cannot Do Cancer is so limited . . . It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot destroy peace. It cannot kill friendship. It cannot suppress memories. It cannot invade the soul. It cannot steal eternal life. It cannot conquer the spirit. , Author Unknown

I love those words. They beautifully reflect the truth found in God's Word. Paul, facing physical challenges, could say with confidence, "We ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure" (2 Corinthians 4:7). The apostle, like you or someone you know, experienced suffering as an ever-present companion (v.10). Yet he chose to "fix [his] gaze on things that cannot be seen" (v.18).

Paul's faith and confidence flowed from the treasure within him, God's transforming power, and the future that awaited him, eternity with Jesus (v.17). He knew that when this life was over he would be forever in God's presence, where there will be "no more death or sorrow or crying or pain" (Revelation 21:4).

When suffering comes, we can pour out our hearts to God (Psalm 55:22). He is with us in our pain (Hebrews 13:5). We can worship Him when He chooses to heal and when He chooses not to heal. But no limited thing like disease or suffering can ever separate us from His love (Romans 8:38). An ultimate healing, as Christian composer Wayne Watson puts it, lies just ahead.

Today, fix your eyes on what can't be seen, what an awesome, breathtaking view! , Tom Felten

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