The Birth of Christ and Pediatric Cancer–Remembering Sully

Yesterday I was at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helping to set up the Christmas Store. The toys are stored in the former surgical unit. This was where Sully had his procedures. As I walked in the two surgery rooms I pictured Sully. This may be difficult for you to understand, it is for me. I was not saddened by the pictures I imagined. What words best describe how I felt? A calm assurance, a heart comforted, as if I was there with Sully. So this morning as I thought of yesterday I remembered this post and wanted to reshape it. I focus on pediatric cancer but there are many other diseases which rob children of life all too early. These children and there families are also on my heart this morning. God’s blessings to all who read this.

Journey through the Shadowlands

In Revelation 12 the Apostle John describes a very different scene of the birth of Jesus. John uses bold, vivid, striking, and startling images. His is a story powerfully and imaginatively revealing the spiritual reality of God’s invasion into his creation through Jesus Christ. The physical images are larger than life. A pregnant woman about to give birth is clothed with the sun. The moon is the rest for her feet. A rather immense image. There appears an enormous seven headed red dragon whose tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky. The dragon stood in front of the woman waiting to devour the baby when he was born. When the woman gave birth to her son he was snatched up to God and to his throne, where he will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. The images are not the reality but powerfully represent…

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