The future looks bright

On the net, she likes to be called "God's Encourager"; I have never met her in person, but I can tell from her posts that she is a caring, loving person who is trying to follow God. Today, I received an e-mail from her and it wasn't good news; she has a mass in her lungs. If you have ever had bad news like this, then you know what a shock it can be! After reading her post, I thought of this passage....

Romans 8:28-39 (WEB)
28) We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
29) For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
30) Whom he predestined, those he also called. Whom he called, those he also justified. Whom he justified, those he also glorified.
31) What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32) He who didn’t spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?
33) Who could bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who justifies.
34) Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36) Even as it is written, “For your sake we are killed all day long. We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37) No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39) nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We think of our lives as very important, and to us they are. However, what are we in the great scheme of things? One of untold billions of people who have been blessed with the gift of life. With God there is meaning to life beyond just existence. God has a purpose for us and those who follow him believe this because the Bible tells us so. She may get better (preferred choice, of course) or she may not. Either way, she has faith in God and even though I really don't know a great deal about her, I trust that her faith with be rewarded with heaven someday. That's the thing about being a follower of God: whether the news is good or bad, the future looks bright!!!