This post is by Cindy Hamilton as she shares hew new journey with our readers.
It’s January 2012, a fresh new year full of fun and surprises. I’m not supposed to get this call, “Mrs. Hamilton, it’s Dr. Hagans. You have breast cancer.” No, this is not supposed to happen to me. Except for one cousin, no one in my family has had breast cancer. Where in the world did that come from?
For almost 64 years, God has held my life in his hands. As a little four-year-old girl, I opened the door to my heart and accepted Jesus into my heart. I will never forget the picture that the nice neighbor lady showed me….there was Jesus standing at the door inviting me in. I walked right in and gave Jesus my hand. He’s been holding it ever since.
Jesus and I have been on an adventure together for the last 64 years. He has introduced me to His Word, taught me that miracles can happen, chastened me when I strayed, sustained me when I went through spiritually dry times in my life, held me when I was afraid, challenged me when I was hesitant, laughed with me, smiled at me, met me every morning in my chair with my sweet dogs cuddle up along side and His word opened in my lap, went to work with me everyday, heard my pleas, and cries, and petitions……….He’s not going to abandon me now.
As I begin this new journey, He will be right there with me each step of the way; and also with my sweet daughters, son, sons-in-laws, grandchildren, and precious husband. He is Jehovah-Rapha, “The Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15: 26. I’m ready.
Last Tuesday, I faced CT and Bone scans to make sure that the cancer hadn’t spread. I felt such a peace as I walked through the doors into the cavern of that big hospital. This picture was taken a year ago, walking up that same sidewalk into that same hospital. I took it on a whim, and God brought it to my memory a couple of days before the tests were to take place. As I brought it into Photoshop to add the scripture——I saw it! There was the cross. I was standing under the cross. That picture went with me into those dark scanning rooms.
My husband and I met with the doctor late Tuesday afternoon. All my scans were clear! Chemo follows, but with my sweet husband, family, and friends by one side and Jesus on the other, I will continue to fight this fight with the sword of the Spirit. I know who wins.
Please continue to follow me as I share “A Light from My Journey” based on Psalm 119:105 NLT
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
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