“I lost everything I had earned in this world—but gained much more through Christ.” – Janelle Hail
Watching and reading Janelle Hail’s story reminds us of the faithfulness and sovereignty of Jesus Christ. Of course, life has a way of knocking the breath out of us. I haven’t been diagnosed with breast cancer, but I have had the wind knocked out of me a few times by the hard-hitting blows in the ring of life. But, like so many of my sisters that have been knocked down by breast cancer, they get back up; keep going, refusing to hear the countdown. We’re in the ring of life and won’t give up without a fight to the finish. I applaud you! I honor you.
I often reflect, how could I have survived without Jesus Christ. I dare not pretend that I know what it’s like, or how it feels to be diagnosed with breast cancer. But I’m convinced that for those who would give Jesus Christ a chance by placing your faith and hope in Him, you won’t be disappointed. Like Janelle you may lose everything you earned, but you’ll gain more through Christ, even for an eternity. Her story is the perfect example of how tragedy evolves into triumph for purpose.
What appears to be unbearable is an opportunity to accept the invitation that was extended so long ago and is still standing today: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). The best rest is the peace of mind in the midst of a violently raging storm in life…that assurance that you are not alone.
I thank God for Janelle Hail and all my sisters —survivors —fighters in the ring of life.
Be sure to become more aware….visit National Breast Cancer Foundation website.