I believe that as human beings with the capacity to reason, we have a need to understand why things happen. It makes us feel like we have some control and say on things. When our minds can't get ahold of something, it brings up questions that remind us just how small we really are. How we don't have all the answers and just how much we have absolutely no control of this gift called "life."
But there is One who does understand it all. He is faithful and compassionate. He is full of unconditional love. He is trustworthy. Despite what your circumstances are, there is always hope in Him.
On Monday morning, my sister-in-law went home to be with her Father. She never waivered. Up to the very last second, she lived in faith of the One who created her. That's rare. It's true Christianity. No hypocracy, no easy way out. 100% faith.
Doctors told her to abort this baby and seek cancer treatment. She said,
"Absolutely not. I will trust in the Lord, my God."
Daniel Justice was born on Feb. 7, 2007.
John 13:15 says: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
The essence of Christianity is to be conformed to the likeness of Christ. Cloey was victorious in this. I can hear some of you saying "but she wasn't healed, she put her trust in God for nothing and now she's gone...she should have done chemo." Now this is where you go back to the top and read the beginning again. In light of that, understand this. Few people believe in something enough to lay down their life for it. Cloey believed in her unborn child. She believed in the unseen God. She believed that there is far more to this life than what meets the natural eye and in the end, it will all be worth it.
You are my hero, Cloey. You inspired so many with your life and your strength. No words can express the impact that you have had on me, I can only hope to honor your life by persuing God with a new level of undignified abandonment. Hope is found only in Him. You showed me what that looked like. I will never be the same. I love you and I miss you.