Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Doctor/Nurse (11/02/06)

TITLE: A Six Letter Word
By Tamara Rodrigues
11/07/06


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

Cancer. It should be a four letter word. Yet, I have been blessed to see how God has worked in the lives of my friends and family as I watched them fight to live.

Cancer doctors and nurses are a special breed of people. I know that not everyone is called to work in a field where you deal with bad news every day. They need to be more than clinicians; they need to have compassion, a warm touch, and an upbeat personality.

I have lost many to breast cancer, some to colon cancer, and one to intestinal cancer. In each of their lives there came a defining point after the shock of the diagnosis, surgeries, recuperation, and treatments was over. They could deny His Existence, they could be so angry as to not turn to Him or they turned to God and believed in His strength anything is possible.

I have seen my share of sadness as God has called some home. They fought valiantly, speaking highly of their Lord and Savior. They knew this disease may take their health, perhaps their life, but it could never take their soul. That part of their body was in the care of the Great Physician.

As He called each of them home, they shared they were ready to go. They knew where they were headed and to Whom they would be seeing in a breaths time. They passed with a look of peace that cannot be explained by anything other than having seen Jesus waiting for them.

I have also seen my share of joy as God has chosen to use some as ambassadors of healing. Itís been amazing to watch as some who did not have a close, personal relationship with the Lord of Lords, come into an intimate walk with Him. Itís like watching a plant in the spring. First we see a sprout, then a stem and leaves, followed by a bud and finally a beautiful blossom.

They too have come face to face with the great Healer. Their walk on earth is not complete yet. They have much to learn and much to teach.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 631 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Jan Ackerson 11/10/06
Well written and full of compassion.

Try to avoid 2nd-person references (as in your second paragraph).

I share your sentiments wholeheartedly.
Delores Baber11/10/06
Appreciated the point my made about the expression on the face of a departed saint. Those in oncology must see glimpes into the mystery of dying. Mysteries we "shield" the family from. They let me in to see my husband and he had such a beautiful expression of peace on his face, I envyed him. Thank for your your insight.
Joanne Sher 11/12/06
What wonderful, compelling tales you have woven together here! This warmed my heart through an through, and was a very enjoyable read!