Sunday, September 27, 2009
The Fight Against Breast Cancer
(I wrote this at 2:30AM, but my computer crashed.)
As some of you may know, we had our very first Scrap Pink 24hr crop. I had a blast closing the store tonight. There were a few of the ladies that actually DID stay UP ALL night scrappin!! I was in absolute shock! LOL
It is always such a sweet time to be amongst women that are very like-minded. I have been so blessed by the Lord with the new friendships I have been able to develop since the opening of the store. They have different of personalities, but that is the very thing that makes them all so very special.
Just as I was writing this post, my daughter woke up crying and wanted to be carried. I normally just let her cry out for a bit and she stops to then fall asleep on her own. Well, tonight it was not so. Her crying kept getting louder and louder...'til it caught my attention.
I went into her room (with Giancarlo in hand because he, too, woke up) and I got her out of her crib and rocked her for a bit. I gave her a bit of milk and put her back down. While she was on me she was completely fine! The moment she hit that crib, she began to cry. I prayed with her, and then spoke to her... yet she continued. At the end, all that was left was to speak to her sternly and lo, and behold... she stopped crying! LOL
I know that you are all probably thinking, "What in the world does anything have anything to do with the Breast Cancer Fight?". I might not be able to answer what it has to do with cancer, but I did see a lot of God in it. You see, when we cry out to God, we do not do so in order to get his attention. His attention is already on us. There is no amount of crying I can do that will cause God to love me any more or any less. So from the moment Noelani started crying, the Lord was purposefully all over it.
Then we have the picture of the Father that comes and comforts, yet will not tolerate sin. I, by no means, intend to equate myself to Jesus, but the scenario I just experienced brought about a neat perspective. I know that God can comfort us and love us as much as we need, yet He will not stand where sin abounds. He will always be loving, but stern if He is trying to correct & discipline us.
I have never experienced, personally, any type of cancer, but I have an aunt that died due to Breast Cancer. She fought it to the very end and she remained a "servant" even when she had times she should have been the one being served.
With the vision the Lord just showed me, I now have even more peace because in her pain I am convinced that He comforted her. Whenever she creid, she did not have to scream louder to get His attention... God hears ALL! PRAISE HIM!!!
So, since Breast Cancer is something that has touched me deeply I created the Pink LO which will be a class offered in October. Five dollars out of every person that signs up for this class will be donated towards Breast Cancer research.
The paper piecing bears I made using Lisa's Precious Piecing Patterns. Make sure you check out her website here!
Here is a closeup of both bears:
Since I was in a hurry to finish the layout, I did not get to finish adding the details, so please be gentle with your comments... :)
Thanks for reading!
Love in Christ,
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. ” (2 Corinthians 3:1-2)