Only cure for cancer is God’s love

Published 12:03 am Friday, October 29, 2010

In society when a child is born, the hospital uses two colors to signify what sex the baby is.

You can quickly identify if it’s a boy or girl because pink is for girls and blue is for boys.

Although pink has been officially established as the color used to signify a girl, in society it has also been established as the official color for the recognition of breast cancer.

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Sure men have breasts also, in small form, but they prefer their part to be known as a chest.

In reality, cancer doesn’t care if you are a female or a male, it will strike you.

It will strike the body part that it sees fit to use. Cancer too has no respect of persons.

Throughout the month of October, people of all sexes will be wearing pink to show they care.

Whether a victim or an activist to breast cancer, the concerns are personal. Everyone should take this deadly disease for what it is really worth, and that is another mechanism to destroy the good that God created.

When I was a young child, I did not ever hear of the word cancer, but today, it’s an epidemic that comes in all forms.

It attacks any and all parts of the body of old as well as young. I cannot relate to breast cancer, but do know of several people who have been stricken with the disease.

We don’t know what our lives hold for us as far as sickness or diseases and we can never say “it will not happen to me.”

Yes, it can happen to you. Cancer doesn’t care who it chooses. It could attack a baby just being born or an older person who has never been sick a day in their life.

So, in reality, pink is not just for girls.

This is being said because statistics have shown that men as well as women can be attacked by breast cancer.

When we look at the color pink from the spiritual standpoint, we know that it is nothing but good associated with it.

Pink is a combination of red and white in the color spectrum.

Red represents the blood of Jesus and white represent pureness as God is.

To me, when I see pink as it is being represented by victims or activists of breast cancer, I know there is a chance no matter what the illness is because we are being reminded that by Jesus’ stripes, we are healed. So although it may attack our bodies, never give up or in to it.

Keep holding on to the hem of Jesus’ garment in hope that all things work toward good to those who love God.

Beverly Gibson is a Ferriday resident.