“It’s a brain tumor.” That could almost feel like a death sentence.
“As I faced the terrifying surgery last year,” beautiful Naomi said to me in her lovely British accent, “I figured that this was pretty much the worse thing that I would ever have to face. So I said to myself, ‘What are you going to do?'”
The 20 year old stopped for a few seconds, wiping a tear out of her left eye.
“Well, I decided that I was going to bless the Lord,” she simply stated.
“So when I woke up after the surgery, I blessed the Lord. And when I realized that my facial nerves were damaged for now and that my face looked different, I blessed the Lord. Every opportunity I got, I blessed the Lord.”
She looked at me with her crooked smile.
“And you know what? He is amazing! He is wonderful. He is beyond my understanding. And I love Him.”
Naomi, your walk with God challenges me to the core. May the Lord burn your words deep within my heart. Today, I am choosing to bless the Lord with you whatever may come.
You make me proud to belong to the family of God with you.
Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp
#245 The family of God
#244 Naomi’s parents
#243 Naomi’s faith