The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A sweet day

Today I should be hooked up to a chemo pump -- that is, if I were continuing on the schedule I have been on for a couple months now. Yesterday morning I awoke and briefly got that sinking feeling that it was chemo day. But it wasn't. Instead, it was another day of healing. Today I awake to the same feeling of liberation. Could it be that after over two years, I actually might have become accustomed to the ever-looming treatments?

Life is not fair. We often compare ourselves with someone who has it better or to a better situation and conclude this. But we rarely compare down. We don't look to those who have less and complain that life is unfair.

In Christian theology, we look at passages like 1 Cor 15:22 and think that "in Adam all sin" is not fair. But then we realize "unfairness" is not so bad... "in Christ all will be made alive". The beauty of grace is that it is not fair.

With "chemo days", I tend to think of those who unfairly experience "well days", and conclude that it's not fair. But today, I am comparing my well day with a chemo day - and I'm liking the inequality. It gives me a sweet feeling. A thankful feeling.


Willeyne Berger said...

Dear Greg,
I was supposed to take chemo yesterday but leaving for phoenix in the AM so didn't take it. Actually, my insurance co. approved this drug that gave me instant relief. You have such strength and spirtually we can heal together. Give your folks and family,our love. Willeyne

GL said...


Henry Chu said...

Amen and Amen.
May it be happily ever after, because of Him.

Nils said...

And many more, my friend.

Carl said...

Thank You lord

Lynn Scroggin said...

Yahoo and Hallelujah! Enjoy this day beyond all others....Lynn

James Williams said...

Thank God for your deliverance from Chemo. May the Lord continue to give you strength, courage, and wisdom. And if we are one with Him in our suffering, we shall be one with Him in His Glory!