September to Remember

Life’s Challenges Become Treasured Moments

Last September was definitely a September to remember. The medical report read. “Positive for cancer!” I went numb. “Why me?”

A friend shared the Bible account from John 9 where the blind man was healed. The disciples asked, “who sinned…that he was born blind” Jesus answered … “that the works of God might be displayed in him” (John 9:2–3).

Jesus’ own words “that the works of God might be displayed in him” changed my whole attitude. How could my cancer display God’s works? When treatments were going well, cancer gave me an opportunity to witness to God’s healing love. When the going got tough, His promise of heaven through Jesus’ death and resurrection gave me peace.

Was cancer fun? No! But the reality of Jesus as my personal Savior, Lord, and Friend is genuine. My cancer journey was a treasure where I had the unique opportunity to let God’s works shine.

I will donate on September 13 in thanksgiving for God’s love and care, and for the support of LWML sisters.

Shine On!

Susan Brunkow