It is an unnerving thing to go to sleep one night feeling fine only to discover you are being whisked off to the hospital in an ambulance in the dead of night. You don't know why and indeed, medical personal are not exactly sure what is wrong but they know something is wrong for you are dying.
I'm no stranger to the idea that I am going to die someday. That was really brought to my attention on December 3, 2007 when I learned I had a suspicious-looking tumor growing inside of me which turned out to be Invasive Ductal Carcinoma... cancer. As traumatic as that was, I quickly reminded myself I was not going to die that very moment. In fact, it is nearly three years later and I am still here.
The ruptured brain aneurysm I suffered last December however, was different. Like cancer, there was no warning, however, it was fast moving. If I would have been driving a vehicle, I would have undoubtedly been killed and quite possibly killed someone else. If my husband would have come home later than he did, I probably would be dead.
The knowledge that you could have died had you been alone has a profound effect on an individual. The question "What if it were to happen again?" occasionally pops up when you are alone.
Since that time, the words of Jesus "and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:20b) have taken on new meaning. While I have frequently experienced the presence of God and the knowledge that He is with me over the years, I have never been so profoundly aware of it as I was on that very cold and dark December night.
To those who are sick, afraid and alone; know that His eyes are upon you and He hears your every cry. May you feel His very breath upon you and know that your affliction and fears do NOT have you. GOD has you and He will carry you!
Thank God for His mercy and grace in sparing you not only for you and your family, but the rest of us who consider you a true sister and friend.
You continue to be, through your life and blogs, a true example to everyone of what our faith is really all about. Thank you for "hanging in there" and being such a supreme blessing to the rest of us, especially those going through their own wars.
Somedays I long to pass over & see God in his Heaven; but there is still much I want to do here, also...
It is good to remember that He is here, whether we feel Him, or not...
God bless you, & shalom, from Marjorie