A Mother’s Love

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Last night, a young mother of three, died of breast cancer. Only in her 20’s, they said she was too young to get this type of cancer. By the time they had discovered it, it was too late. The cancer had spread to her lungs. She spent Christmas in hospice care at home, then was taken to the hospital two days before New Years, with only hours to live. Her doctors said they had never seen anyone fight so hard to stay alive.

She did it for her children. She fought with everything she had. They were her motivation to live and keep living. Someone whispered: “It’s okay, you can let go now.” She whispered back: “The children.”

Yesterday she closed her eyes to sleep and never woke up.

Photo by Mi Pham

There is nothing in this world like a mother’s love.

Sometimes we want to blame God when a young mother dies. We yell, kick and scream: “Why didn’t you do anything, God? Why didn’t you make her well?” In our limited knowledge and understanding, we get angry and look for someone to blame; usually it’s God. Yet, it is never God’s will that someone gets cancer or any other disease. God made man perfect. Man was meant to live forever. Sickness, old age and death were not a part of His original design. Because the first man disobeyed (as did his wife) the very ground of the earth was cursed. Sin had “entered the camp.” Satan is now the god of this world. He corrupts and contaminates everything he touches. He is a destroyer of life. His desire is to kill us long before our time.

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We need to understand that this cursed earth is being run by satan for the time being. God, in His wisdom, allows certain things. But the day is coming, and is almost here, when God will right every wrong. He will create a new, perfect earth and a new heaven. Sickness and death will be no more. This young mother who died of cancer will one day see her children again.

This is all the more reason to turn to Christ today. He alone offers salvation via His death on Calvary’s cross. He alone forgives sins. Trust in Him to be your Savior. Then you can have that wonderful reunion in heaven.


7 thoughts on “A Mother’s Love

  1. I lost my father to cancer a little over a month ago. I know he is in heaven with Jesus and I will see him one day because I know I will go there, but it’s still hard sometimes. He didn’t want to let go either. He didnt want to leave my mom. Two songs that hh helped me, and I realize they are very different in some ways, are: “Heaven Just Got Sweeter for You” by Kingdom Heirs and “Homesick” by MercyMe. Dont have time to search out youtube links for either right now but I’m sure they would be easy to find.


  2. I appreciate the kindness that you present in this post.

    In my experience, (I’m not denying that a mother’s love is the maximum in most cases), but I have found a grandparent’s love to be the maximum love from mortal people. 🙂

    So many times the kids get caught in the decisions of mom’s who are in a war of divorce, and the grandparent’s are frequently the most caring and most involved, and most sacrificial in these circumstances. Or the child would have suffered immensely more without the grandparent getting personally involved.

    God bless you my brother.

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    1. I was raised in the 1960’s. I really didn’t hear about divorce. None of my friends parents were split. My dad’s mother died when I was 5. My mom’s mother was a nice woman, but not affectionate. My mother was the greatest mom a kid could ever hope to have. My wife would agree with you. Her grandparents made a huge difference in her difficult childhood. I think some grandparents get better with age. 🙂

      God bless you, brother!

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  3. I once volunteered with the Little Sisters of the Poor. One nun told me that so many of the older ladies fight very hard to see their relatives at Christmas one more time and the New Year often passes with them already gone.

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  4. Kierrashead

    I’ve often tried to pray to ‘stand in the gap’ regarding illness. I hold nothing meaningful in love and would joyfully exchange this life. I hope God will change this. Although I have three kids they do whatever they want. I simply believe that part of my prayers will help them with sound doctrine. I love the idea of the exchange and rest.


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