Cancer Journey/ HEALTH/ Spiritual


I love the above video and song.  So much.

The moment the wall comes crashing own, is the moment of hope.  We come, with these bricks of burden.  These things that we cannot save ourselves from. There is nothing we can do but lay them down, or we crumble under the weight of them.


I’ve been bringing my bricks, some days hurling my them in despair, sometimes so weak, whether it be physically or emotionally, that I can barely carry them there.  I certainly have not been stacking them nice and neatly as my normal, controlling self would, because life is no longer nice and neat.  Cancer wreaks havoc on order.

When blood and water hit the ground, walls we couldn’t move came crashing down”
“We were free and made alive, the day that True Love died”

Here is the beautiful thing.  These bricks I bring, I no longer am bringing them to an impenetrable wall that keeps me from God.

I am bringing them to a cross, where blood and water spilled for me. For you.  Because of this pooling of love at the foot of a cross, we now have access to the Almighty God.  We have hope.

 Perfect paid for the imperfect. 

His death created a way for us to lay down our bricks, and have them covered with something beautiful. I love how the video shows piles of rubble that turn into green lushness.  Green life.

Green grace.

We ha ave hope of forever because by His spilled blood, we are healed.  We are washed whiter than snow and made new!  Love conquers all and covers all.

For True Love did not stay dead.  He took those bricks with him to the grave, then came back to us from death.  He conquered death!  His love is what did this, and because of it, we have access to God, now, and forever.

I don’t know what I would do without this hope.  I have been coming so often to that cross, to lay down my burdens.  To confess sin.  I come so I can have eyes to see what He has done for me.  To be reminded of the eternal, to get my head out of the here and now.  I come and He is there.  He knows my every thought.  He comforts me, His child, and I leave once again reminded that I am not alone and that I don’t need to have answers because He does.  He is Perfect Love with the answers, and because of this,  I have hope.

May I ask, friends, what about you?  Does this resonate with you? Are there bricks you bring?  Are you faltering under the weight of them?  Are you so buried that you feel unseen, or want to be unseen?  Know this.  The Father sees you, AND HE LOVES YOU, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, NO MATTER WHAT.  He’s already taken care of those bricks, so if you want to rest, if you want hope, lay them down.  Get to know the Creator, the Almighty, the one who sent True Love to die so that we could experience true love and hope.

Psalm 51:7  Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Psalm 68:19  Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah
Isaiah 53:5  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Romans 14:13  May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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  • colorchic
    October 31, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Amy what a beautiful post. I’ve read it several times wondering just what you must be going through and dealing with it with such strength and grace. Just wanted to let you know that others are out here thinking of you.
    I hope your weekend is filled with lots of love!

  • stefanie
    October 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm


  • Beads and Books
    October 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Wonderful… thank you!

  • Julia
    October 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for such encouraging words…you are truly a faith-filled, hopeful person in the midst of great trial. I have an Uncle who is dealing with liver cancer that has spread to his stomach and pancreas. Some of the suggestions you have given as to what you are eating and using as supplements have really helped him! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible faith…you are inspiring:).



  • Sarah @ Mum In Bloom
    October 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Oh Amy that was so beautiful. I’m going to save it and refer to it when I feel I have to many bricks. Beautiful…

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