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.
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.
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.