What I Think About Alec and his Cancer
It kills me that I have to chill in Rexburg, Idaho doing my school thing while Alec and family are taking this cancer thing head on in Utah. I wish I was home and could help more, but I can’t do that right now. I think a lot about Alec, and all this crap he has to go through. I hate that this has to happen to him, because he is the most perfect kid ever and he doesn’t deserve it. All his pain and suffering seems so unnecessary and unfair. I have also thought a lot about the role God plays in this whole thing. Get ready, because I am about to get a little spiritual on you here. There are a couple of scriptures I want to share that help me remember God and his role; they help me remain composed throughout this cancer ordeal. In Doctrine and Convents 58:3 it says:
Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
We can’t see God’s big plan, and we don’t know why he is “letting this happen” to Alec, but we know that God is in charge and this is his “design.” So much garbage happens in this world that seems unfair and wrong, but God will judge us in righteousness, and someday we will understand why it all played out the way it did as we look back and connect the dots. The next scripture I want to jump to is Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-8, it states:
My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.
“Triumph over all thy foes”. I love it! If we endure our adversities well, we will triumph over all our foes. To be triumphant means to have achieved victory or success. It can also meanI know Alec, and I know that he will endure this trial well, and that he will remain faithful to God until the end. Whether he lives or dies, he will stand triumphant.