♱ “Though Our Bodies are Dying”

As I was walking my dog, I ran into Iris, who lived in a senior home in our neighborhood. She noticed something wrong with me; I was wearing a beanie  instead of a wig. I explained that I had been fighting against cancer.

“ Are you ok?”  she said, immediately worrying about me.

“ Lots of concerns one after another, but I am doing fine.”

“I’ll pray for you. Even if things get tougher, there is always hope, you know?” she continued.

“Yes. I know.  I believe there is hope beyond our deaths, and even at this moment, God is right here between you and me.” I answered.

“ Good!  Go for it, girl!” she answered in a strong voice raising her fist in the air.

Being encouraged, I remembered the Bible verse:

“ That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”—2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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