A Prayer for Justina

Good news! I just got into a government program, which for 10 months will be paying me to develop a live web-based learning centre. I will tell you all about it by the new year, and if you like you can come and visit. Since I am busy working on the development of the centre, I will only commit to adding an updated post on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. I will get back to People Skills by Bolton next week. 

Today I would like to send out special energy for a young lady and her family, who are undergoing a devastating situation. Though this is not a religious post, I am compelled to reach out to God and plea for mercy.

On July 11th I was in church, having a great time singing and dancing to the gospel songs. My eyes were drawn to Justina, the 15-year-old daughter of one of the Church’s pastors. I noticed how connected she was to Spirit. Her body rocked gently to the music, as she held her palms open and upwards, as though speaking love and gratitude to all that surrounded her and all that was within her. I was momentarily transfixed by her being, for I have never seen a young girl so spiritually connected.

During the following week, her family found out she had brain cancer. This was also he fate 4 1/2 years ago; fortunately, after surgery and chemotherapy, she had beaten the cancer. Now here it was again. I cried. No, not her, not this beautiful family! (I worked with her father, and I have never seen a man so giving of his time, his home and his love – especially to young people). I don’t know what God is up to, and to tell you the truth, I don’t particularly like it. But I have learned the best thing to do is to surrender to what is happening, and watch and listen, for something wonderful always comes forth (especially in the case of someone so blessed as Justina). Still I know that something wonderful may or may not be what we desperately hope for; nevertheless, I would like to put in my specific request to the creator of all beings. 

I bow down to you, dear God, with my eyes staring into the sky, and my pleading hands clasped together. Give Justina and her family an over-abundance of support in this difficult time. Open our eyes and our hearts so we can fully see your works, in this beautiful young lady and her family. Bring us all through this stronger in spirit, mind and heart than ever before. Provide the most amazing outcome for Justina and her family.

One thought on “A Prayer for Justina”

  1. Thank you Dawn for posting this. Your own example of how to face life’s unexpected blows is an inspiration to us all. And now, as you reach out in love and compassion for another who faces once again in her short life the reality of an unwelcome tumour, we join you in praying to the One who holds Justina firmly and lovingly in a solid embrace.

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