Standing upright, even with the support of my arms, it was difficult to remain still.
In the darkened room. I tilted my neck and held my breath. As the machines whirred, I gasped.
It was a cross!
When my tech team released my arms, I clapped and said, "Did you know?
On the ceiling, the laser beams intersect, and it makes a cross!"
They looked at each other, then me, and said, "We've never noticed. We just look at the machines."
I couldn't wait to get back to the ladies' sub-waiting room to share.
Yet, just outside, I heard one of the new arrival's cries. As I joined the group of women, Dawn had her hand on the young girl's shoulder. She looked me in the eye and said, "She needs encouragement."
The fear within this young woman gripped me. She kept her eyes on the floor.
I can talk faith or allow them to speak fear.
Some might not believe me or even want to hear my discovery.
There are still many weeks for my treatment plan.
Would this frightened lady feel more uncomfortable if I tell them?
Dawn, the comforting member of our loosely acquainted team, said, "Donna, do you have something to share with us now?" Her eyes pleaded.
I smiled and said, "Yes, I do. If you look when you get your treatment, you may find a cross. Jesus is with us."
Over the next week, reports came in as our little subgroup found their cross. For Dawn, laid on her side, the intersected beams formed a huge cross on the wall.
It was a moment of hope received and transferred, multiplied in a dozen faces.
Note: some names and details have been changed to protect identities.
Donna Turpin shares teaching on Christian love and praise through Prepare Love Praise (R) Ministries NFP. Her articles are often modern day parables bridging Biblical truth with issues of our daily lives. She and her husband Tom live in the rural Midwest .