Reflection: There’s an echidna rootling about in our front garden… near the rock wall where the blue-tongued lizard lives. We call him “Russell”, because he rustles amongst the leaves. On the other side of the garden is the gumtree that gets visited by the koala. Life really is extraordinary and miraculous… and the prospect of imminent death makes you appreciate it hugely. That’s one of the gifts cancer gives.
Cancer has taught me to treasure having coffee with Mary in the garden, to treasure relationships, and to notice the small things—to wonder at them and learn the wisdom God whispers through them.
Cancer teaches me to wonder and marvel at God’s creativity and greatness. But to understand these things, you will need to be still. For only then, will you know.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, You have invited me to “consider the flowers of the field.” I have seen them and have loved the wisdom you teach through them. Please teach me more.