Early this  morning I happened upon my spouse’s identification badge from 2012 when he was receiving proton therapy, a successful cancer treatment. I was not looking for it nor thinking about it or that period of time in our lives. Yet there it was within my reach. I think it was not an accidental find. I think it was a divinely planned moment, and when I held it and remembered all it represented, I understood.

My loving Father God was reminding me that He took care of my beloved through cancer ten years ago and He will take care of him now through this stroke. In that moment I knew again God’s  hope and assurance.

I am wearing the id badge today at the hospital where my spouse is a patient and where I spend my days. I have shared it with many including my spouse’s doctor. He commented, “The One Who was in charge then is still in charge now.” Amen and amen!

Best of all, I pointed out the badge to my beloved, who nodded in agreement when I explained my thoughts. He understood. We continue to live with hope and assurance.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  (Hebrews 11:1)

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