Pictures, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

What is visible, What is not

Pictures tell our stories. They tell what is visible to the natural eye, but they also tell what is masquerading, that which cannot be seen with the natural eye.

Thousands upon thousands of pictures are posted on Social Media everyday. Each and every image reveals a story that is plain and simple. However, each scene goes deeper than what is seen with the natural eye.

The lesson within the lesson, what is in this photograph? A birthday celebration for great-grandson, grandson, son and nephew, is the plain and simple view.

Great-grandson second birthday 2002

Great-grandmother, grandmother, dad, son, mom, uncle, aunt. Birthday 2002

However, it is what is disguised. For the second and final time, the cancer in my mother’s body was secretly attacking the organs that provided life for her.

The cancer that was concealed deep in my mother’s pancreas was camouflaged. The first cover up came through as shingles, December 2002. The shingles was a visible sign that something was wrong but it was just an impostor. The next pretender was pneumonia.

Just as the shingles and pneumonia was masquerading for the cancer in my mother’s body, individuals impersonate the light of God. These individuals come across as loving, caring, kind and compassionate, but what they are showing in their portrait is a cover up for what is truly living inside their hearts.

The shingles and pneumonia were just a cover up for what was truly living inside my mother’s body. These were the visible signs but even underneath there were still other pretenders masquerading around in her body.

September 25, 2003, we were finally told after two biopsies and many trips to many different doctors that it was not lung cancer, one more impostor, but pancreatic cancer. The doctors said she had four to six months to live.

The photo of the birthday celebration was taken November 2002 and Mother left this earth at 7:35 a.m., December 25, 2003 to be with her Lord and Savior.

John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teachings, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

My mother was totally and completely set free from the cancer that held her captive.  She has left me with great and wonderful memories that I cherish and look forward to seeing her and my dad once again for eternity.