I received an email from a friend of mine the other day. She and her husband have been struggling with the recent diagnosis of his cancer. They have undergone a string of appointments, and are currently awaiting the phone call that will give them his first scheduled time for the upcoming radiation treatments.
Every medical professional they have dealt with has been encouraging and supportive. This has greatly helped them in their journey. This is not a road they had anticipated going down. You see it was only a few short years ago, that my friend’s husband received his kidney transplant. He had been on dialysis, daily, for eight hours each day. It had come to the point where he told his wife, “I can’t take much more of this; something has to happen.” Miraculously, within the next few weeks, the phone rang. It was the best Christmas present he could have ever hoped for; there was a kidney for him. The surgery was scheduled and, to keep it brief, he had the surgery and has healed. Following lengthy and somewhat grueling procedures, he has been able to return to what you and I would consider a normal lifestyle.
Only a few short years ago; how long had it been….maybe two years?
Their hearts were heavy with fear; they were devastated with this new diagnosis of his cancer. So much had happened in their lives in such a short period of time. I am certain they must feel as if they have been caught up in a whirlwind, unable to find their way out.
In my friends email to me, she shared with me that she had spent the evening with her sister. She said, and I quote, “I had fun with my sister last night. We always get silly and giggle a lot. Indeed just what I needed.”
Don’t we all need that at times? Our lives are complete with seasons; a time for everything under the sun.
Each day there will be trouble. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Jesus brings us back into reality in Matthew 6:27, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
Although our worry does no good; it is our nature. Naturally, love, fear, and doubt enter.
But no matter what you might be facing today, or tomorrow, remember…. there will always be a time for you to get silly and giggle.
If you know someone today who is struggling and could use a friend; spend some time with them…get silly and giggle. Help the picture of their day be a little more perfect.