The Bell

While sitting in my chair at the cancer center today I heard a small commotion. Someone had just finished their treatments and before she left they rang this special bell. While she rang the staff sang “Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye”. I have to admit I felt a little emotional. I was sincerely happy for her. In six weeks that will be me! So I took a moment to closed my eyes and imagine how wonderful that will be.

There was so much joy in the women’s voices as they sang their song while the patient and her daughter cried. I couldn’t see them from my angle but you can hear the tears in their celebration.

Every storm comes to an end and when the sun comes out there is a sense of excitement. The promises of a new day are endless and with it a new sense of purpose.

In the meantime until it’s my time I will rejoice and pray for everyone that rings that bell secretly joining in on their private moment. And as I wait for my turn I will hold onto this bible verse.

In Romans 5:3-5 it states “than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

I walk by faith, not by sight.

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