I had my annual mammogram August 6, 2019. I wasn’t nervous. I expected a good report. But, as I sat waiting for the results, I started reflecting upon what the doctor might say. I started thinking about family members, friends and even strangers who have sat in this same chair waiting for results. I thought about them, people just like me waiting, waiting for news that would impact our lives; positively, negatively. Slowly, I felt an inner feeling of love and gratefulness welling up inside of me. A soothing cloak of peace and love seemed to whisper, “regardless of what she says, everything will be alright.” Just as I was gently inhaling there was a knock on the door. The doctor came in and said, “all clear, everything looks good. See you next year.” I exhaled slowly, smiled, thanked God and thanked the doctor. Then, as she closed the door, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude and a powerful urge to pray for others who have and who may sit in this same room, in this same chair and not get the good report that I had just received.
God, you are faithful in all things, good and bad. Let us always remember that You hold us in the palm of Your hands whether we are struggling through a valley or celebrating on a mountaintop. Your will for us is always good. Thank You Father, Amen, Amen, Amen