Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I am having an amazing week here at The Lighthouse Family Retreat!!! I just can't even explain how awesome this is. It's a retreat for families who have children with cancer, but are in remission or healthy enough to be out of the hospital. The kids are great. It is SOOO hot here and there is so many people that it can be over-whelming to some of the children. It is the best feeling when you get to see them smile though! It makes everything worth it. Tonight in nightcap with all the volunteers we sang "Our God". I looked across the room and a lady crying caught my eye. She recently lost her daughter to cancer, and her and her son are here volunteering to help families who are fighting cancer. From being there, I know how hard it is to lose someone to cancer. My dad fought the battle for 2 years and unfortunately lost. But he didn't lose, he won. He is with our Heavenly Father and in a Christian's eyes that is the ultimate finish line. Anyways back to "Our God", Our God is GREATER, our God is STRONGER than any other. I don't see how the he sweet lady and her son could be here helping if they didn't have God's love. He is shining through them. Sometimes God's puts situations in our life so that we can take something from them and help others because WE have been there. I went for a run as soon as nightcap was over and a song called "Blessings" came on. OH MY GOODNESS. It says it all. I couldnt get the video to work but take a minute and go google or youtube the song Blessings by Laura Story. You won't be disappointed. Please pray for the families here! Pray that they feel God's presence this week, and in the weeks, months, and years to come as they may continue to face hard times. Help them remember that "God is good" all the time. (that was our lesson for today!) Love and blessings to you all!
Posted by Riley