The word “cancer” makes my heart race; I need to take a deep breath. I have seen first hand how aggressive cancer can be. I have seen it’s ability to rob a person of their physical strength despite their desperate will to be healthy and live. I have seen the frailty of humanity.
MaryAnne from mamasmiles.com celebrates thirty years of cancer survivorship. She heads up project “Small Hands Creating Hope”: a group of bloggers working together to raise money for the American Cancer Society by contributing projects children can make to bring hope to cancer patients.
Where does your hope lie? Is it faithful? Is it trustworthy? Is it victorious?
Here is what I will teach my children about hope: Jesus is risen! Jesus has conquered sin and death. Jesus is the King.
For those who are in Christ, his resurrection gives us hope. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 ESV)
I will teach my children when sickness comes, be there to hold hands, be there to weep, but do not lose hope for Christ conquers.
My mother died of stomach cancer in 2009. Cancer does not win if you die. It wins if it destroys your love for Christ. I grieve the loss of my mother, but I grieve as one with hope. My heart and mouth is filled with the hope of Christ.
Is your hope faithful, trustworthy and victorious?
The team behind “Small Hands Creating Hope” have compiled an ebook, which we are sending out to anyone who donates at least $15 to the American Cancer society. An email with the download link, as well as a second link that allows you to purchase a hard copy of the book at production cost will be sent once we receive your donation.
If you donate at least $15 but do not receive this email for any reason, or if you have trouble with the download, email smallhandsproject at gmail dot com.
Visit team Small Hands Creating Hope on each of their own blogs as they share their stories behind the project.
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