It has been six week since Tim finished the grueling radiation treatments meant to eradicate the cancer from his body. In many ways it has seemed so long...I think that Tim might agree.
But, the wait is over and today is the day. It is the day that a CAT scan will give a us a glimpse beyond all outward appearances to see if the radiation did the job it was slated to do. A machine will peer into Tim to see if all evidences of cancer are gone.
While technology can peer into the body to see if all is well, what it can't detect is what is left behind in the wake of Tim's cancer. I have peered beyond Tim's armor and seen the unfailing courage he has brought to the fight, his enlarged soul as his dependence has been completely on the Lord, his strengthened faith that is more than can be imagined, his grateful heart for all that has steadied us in these trying times.
"Behold, we count them happy which endure."