Rallying Around

There’s no place like home, and my hometown is no exception. Although I haven’t lived there in many years, growing up in Charleston, Missouri has made a lasting impression on me. It warms my heart to keep up with some of my old friends there, and to see them rally around one of their own.

Looking as I am from the outside, one thing is very obvious to me. Charleston has always been and still is a town where people genuinely care about each other. Nowhere is that more obvious to me right now than what I read online as Junior D. battles cancer.

I don’t know the details of his illness, but what inspires me are the messages of encouragement, support and love that his family and friends are posting on Facebook. Not only that, but what Junior is posting as well—words of faith and trust in the Lord. The accompanying photo on this blog today is one that he posted recently.

Junior, I lift you up to Jesus, our Great Physician. One of the best “medicines” he ever dispensed was this: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV) May the peace of God which passes all understanding rest on you and your family now and evermore.Charleston Missouri

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