Mound Visits, 3/29/18
My wife, Sharon, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the the late 80’s. It was a dark time for us as her doctor had given her a fifty per-cent chance of survival. For her surgery, she had to be at the hospital at 6:00 a.m. Back then, my alarm was a “clock-radio.” We both tossed, turned and prayed silent prayers for mercy and healing throughout the short night. The radio was set on a Christian Radio station. The first sounds we heard at 5:00 a.m. that morning were the lines from an old hymn:
“On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.”
(From “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” by Edward Mote)
This was an answer to our fretful prayers. It gave us peace and great assurance in the silence as we drove to the hospital.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”