Due to Covid-19 and the announcement from our government officials, all church service gatherings will be postponed till a later date.

Life is Fragile

Currently, I have three dear friends who are dealing with cancer. I believe the main
thing that is strengthening them is prayers of the saints. Friends, your prayers
matter. You may not see instant results, but that doesn’t mean that God is not
moving. The only thing that can calm the rushing waters of life is prayer.

Oftentimes, we wonder why is this happening to these sincere, God-fearing saints?
I am reminded of Jesus being in the boat with His disciples. A great storm arose,
and the disciples became fearful. They woke Jesus up saying, “Master don’t you
care if we perish?” (Mark 4:37-40) Great emotional storms arise in our minds
when we feel helpless and fretful. We fret because of the fear of not knowing
God’s will and timetable. We want to know why.

I am ever finding out there are no answers to our many whys. We don’t know
everything; therefore, we must walk by faith and not by sight. As I visit my two
dear friends here in Washington State, I have never experienced the spirit of death
in their environment; rather, it is filled with peace, light, and life. They know their
lives are in God’s Hand and His will be done. Despite the stormy situation, Jesus is
truly on board.

As Christ-followers, we know Jesus is always beside us, and the Holy Spirit is
within us. The Apostle Paul said it so well: “When the perishable has been clothed
with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is
written will come true: Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is
your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? But thanks be to God! He gives us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 15:54-57 NIV).

He likened death to a bee which had lost its stinger and then taunted it by asking,
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” Just as the grave
could not hold Jesus, it is incapable of holding Christians. We already have victory
over death through our Lord Jesus Christ. We will never die, but we will transition
from this mortal temporal life to eternal life with our Savior.

Still, loss of one’s presence in this life is a dark storm to the loved ones. I have
asked myself; how do I console the suffering? Oftentimes, the answer is with our
presence which is more critical than words. Our faith comes to the forefront when
no number of words can be expressed. “Even though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…” (Psalm 23:4 NIV).
In order for there to be a shadow, there must be light. That light is the presence of

I am sharing my heart with you. No matter what happens, when, or where, the
Christ-Follower WINS. GOD’S WILL BE DONE.