It’s kind of like reading a really good book for the second time. Say, The Lord of the Rings, one of my all-time favorites. (I’ve read it way more than two times.) As I read about Frodo and Sam, Aragorn and Faramir, and the other protagonists facing impossible odds and incredible hardships, I want to keep reading because I know the good part is coming. Sauron will be defeated, the Fellowship will be reunited, good will triumph over evil. Although I get caught up in their trials, I can always remind myself, “I know how it ends, and it’s good.”
In life, we may also face hardships and what seem to be impossible odds. Cancer is one of those hardships, but there are many, many more. In the midst of this, it can be easy to lose hope and give in to fear. Sometimes it may seem like too much to bear. But, as a Christian, I know how the story ends. Joyful reunions will occur, and good will triumph over evil. And it will be wonderful beyond words.