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Parent Minute

The “C” word—it’s devastating.

Posted on 9/15/2017 by Greg Yoder

Cancer. It’s a word every family fears. It means a change of lifestyle, uncertainty, pain, suffering, and sometimes—well, I’ll say it—death. We fear it. How do we deal with this with our kids and grandkids? I wish I had the answers. Obviously, it depends on the age: the message is God is in control. He’s the Great Physician. He’s the Sustainer, our Healer, Comforter, Provider, and Friend. He has a plan. Suffering, pain, and death—they’re all a part of life. It’s the result of sin. As a believer, death is victory, a reminder of how amazing God’s grace truly is. A verse to help? Philippians 1:21: “For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (CSB).

Scripture quotations marked CSB have been taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Suggested Reading: Philippians 1:21
Tags: cancer, death

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