Yesterday I posted how that God had answered my prayer in providing us with a good tenant, and a great friend for my granddaughter. This is a continuation about my tenant, Jessica, and a battle that she is currently encountering.
It’s been about three months now since my daughter informed me that Jessica had been diagnosed with cancer. She is only 35 years old. The tumor was too large to be operable and she was to undergo chemotherapy, and see how things went. If all went well it would shrink the tumor, and then they could operate. Jessica is about to finish her chemo within the next couple of weeks. The good news is that the tumor is shrinking, and she will have the tumor removed soon.
Jessica had texted me on Wednesday night, so I called her on Thursday morning. I asked her how she was doing. She stated ” I’m not sure how to say this, but cancer has been a blessing”. This is quite a statement from a 35 year old single mother. We know that she must be concerned about her health. We’re certain that her daughter is a major concern. She has not been able to work for over 2 months now. She had no savings to last through an ordeal such as this. Her vacation pay ran out weeks ago. But Jessica made this statement.
She said that the out pouring of concern for her, and the help of others, had overwhelmed her. Once, when I was speaking with her I told her that I was praying for her. She said that she didn’t need the prayers as much as the ones caring for her. Jessica has been overwhelmed with love and support from her family and friends. It really is a heart-warming story.
As believers we are to look upon circumstances such as this as an opportunity to show the love of Christ. I have a couple of verses that go along with this. Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”.
Ephesians 4:28 “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need”.
May the Spirit of God make us sensitive to these opportunities as they come along in our daily lives. My prayer is that we shall be a bearer of one another’s burdens! Jessica, I am still praying for you, and all of your caregivers. May the Lord bring you to good health soon. You have been a blessing to me! Yes, I think that you can say that cancer has been a blessing to you. Thank you for being a great example at a time like this.