On Saturday, I went to a local neighborhood music festival, Porch Rokr, where bands perform from the front porches of the homes in the area. I was there to see my friend’s son perform.
While I was watching the show, a woman approached me and gave me a warm greeting. For a moment I was confused. Who was this person greeting me so kindly? She was wearing a baseball cap and I could see that she was bald from chemo therapy.
Then, I recognized her. We exchanged hugs and some small talk but I was tongue tied by her appearance. I had not seen her in a while and my slowness in recognizing her was embarrassing to me. I really was searching for what to say.
Later, all I could think about was how bad things, like cancer, happen to such nice people. I know God has a plan for her. My job is to pray.