I’m gonna love you through it.

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She dropped the phone and burst into tears
The doctor just confirmed her fears
Her husband held it in and held her tight.
Cancer don’t discriminate or care if you’re just 38
With three kids who need you in their lives.
He said, ‘I know that you’re afraid and I am, too
But you’ll never be alone, I promise you.’

I love songs that tell a story. Usually they’re men singing men-stories. Martina McBride, telling a story about a woman with breast cancer, is both challenging and uplifting.

Our understandable focus on Covid19 has perhaps taken our attention from others facing serious medical conditions… especially cancer

She made it through the surgery fine,
They said they caught it just in time,
But they had to take more than they planned.

Now it’s forced smiles and baggy shirts,
To hide what the cancer took from her,
But she just wants to feel like a woman again…

Sometimes we build a solid defensive shell around us. We’re self-protective, in survival mode – meeting others on our terms.

The testimony of this story is powerful. Of stepping out of our self-centred bubble and being dependable, there in the toughest times, of sharing the suffering of another.

It’s moving from being a visitor who observes those trapped in cages to getting into the cage with them, whatever the personal cost.

And for me, as a follower of Jesus, I aspire to be like him. Stepping out of my comfort zone I seek to bring the strength, reliability and comfort to others that he brings to me.

When you’re weak, I’ll be strong.
When you let go, I’ll hold on.
When you need to cry, I swear that I’ll be there to dry your eyes.
When you feel lost and scared to death,
Like you can’t take one more step,
Just take my hand, together we can do it.
I’m gonna love you through it.

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