(what does this have to do with my favorite thing? Keep reading...I'm getting there...)
I have to admit that I have wrestled with the thought of childhood cancer, children suffering, dying...and where God is in all of it. I mean...maybe not so much with the cancer part...we do, after all live in in broken world. Bad things happen. The part I just couldn't seem to wrap my brain around is the inevitable part where she actually dies. It appears that it will be happening very soon.
WELL...(hang in there...this is where it gets good). I read on their Twitter update the other day that after being completely lethargic and sleeping constantly all day, all of the sudden Layla looked up at the ceiling and started smiling. Her daddy posted that they are pretty sure "Layla is seeing her angels".
Then it HIT me like a ton of bricks. Of course He would do that! Of course he is holding her. Of course he is with her. Of course he has never left her side for even a moment. Of course he loves her more than anything in this world and will stop at nothing until she is fully taken care of. Of course he has rolled out the red carpet for her. Of course it's going to be a time of wonderment and joy, rather than pain and suffering!
Why? Because that's WHO he IS.
God is LOVE.
And while our earthly eyes can only see it from a tangible perspective, there's so much going on in a world very real, but unseen. A world so much more real than the one we can see.
She's going to be more than fine. She's going to be with Him.
She is loved.
And that's my favorite thing.