Guest Post by Ron Workentin
A note from
Ron came to me yesterday afternoon and asked me if I would share the following on my blog with our friends and family.
I am so glad that my Father in heaven tells of His love in the Book He has given. Wonderful things in His Book He has written but this is the greatest that
Jesus Loves Me.
This song has been in my head for quite a while now.
It has been quite a while since I have been to church. It isn’t that I have anything against church, it is just that with the jobs I have had this year I can’t get there. One of the things I do is think back on the songs that I know and love from years past.
One of my friends wrote on a Facebook post the other day. She said the Bible doesn’t say that we won’t be given more than we can bear, but that God will bear our burdens for us. I have seen this truth proven out multiple times throughout my life. If I were to list all of the things that God has done for me it would take years and years to write it down. Like I have said in the past “God hasn’t failed me yet and He isn’t about to start now.”
At this point in time I am unsure about what the short term future holds. (When I say short term I am talking about the next 5 to 10 years.) However, I do know what the long term future holds for me and that is glorious.
As I think y’all know I discovered a lump in my left breast on June 6th. Since then I have had mammograms, ultrasounds and a biopsy done. On July 2nd, we found out that I have breast cancer. Yes, men can get breast cancer too, just like women.
On July 18 I go into the hospital to have my left breast removed. I am not looking forward to this but it is what it is. When I said that men can get breast cancer also, it is true. It is very rare for men to get it. Less than 1% of all breast cancer patients are male and less than .0002 % of men get breast cancer. This just shows how special I am.
I was writing this while waiting for trucks to come in. I have had some come in and I lost my train of thought. This is one more way that God has taken care of us. After my surgery I can’t pick up more than 10 lbs for at least two weeks. That is okay as the heaviest thing I have to pick up is a clipboard with some paper on it and a pencil. What we are doing is the perfect job to regain my strength.
I covet your prayers and good thoughts at this time. I pray that I will be able to continue seeing God’s blessings in my life.