Last week a friend from high school posted on FaceBook that he had the “big C.”  We lost mom to the “big C” and my wife’s sister, mother, and grandmother all fought the “big C.”  Some of you have already beat it, yet many of you are still fighting it.  Of course, we’re referencing cancer.  When we read and hear about cancer, when it doesn’t directly affect us, it’s a word that catches our attention.  However, when it is used in reference to our own body – it’s a word that will take our breath away. 

I was reading a Devotional in which a sister in the throws of the fight said, “The ‘Big C’ is not bigger than Christ or Confidence in the Lord or the prayerful Concern of friends and family.  They all turn the ‘Big C’ into a little ‘c.’” What a great perspective!  

Things become big when we make them big.  The thing about it is, it’s a choice that each of us can and must make. I love how Isaiah puts it, fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Is. 41:10)  

So at the end of the day, if you’re fighting the “big C,” stay the course.  And as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, don’t ever forget – regardless of how things play out with our own personal battles, whatever they may be, the Lord is with us.  We are blessed beyond measure.  Press on!  


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Fighting The “Big C”

April 22, 2020


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