Death is Not Dying
Pondering on Friday’s session on A Mother’s Heart – about being intentional in our mothering and that our children are on lend-lease to us for a period of time – reminded of the story of Rachel Barkey.
After four and a half years of vigilantly fighting breast cancer, Rachel Barkey, a 37-year-old wife and mother of two was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Rachel’s story is not unlike what thousands of women around the world have experienced. A diagnosis that changes a woman’s life and inevitably takes from her what we consider to be most precious.
But for Rachel the essence of life is found in her relationship with God through Jesus. And that’s why Rachel is convinced that death is not dying.
Watch Rachel share her story of trusting God in the face of death. “Cancer does not define me,” she says. “Neither does being a wife or a mother. All these things are part of who I am but they do not define me. What defines me is my relationship with Jesus.”
Visit Rachel’s web at Death is Not Dying
Listen and watch her talk at – Death is Not Dying » Event Video
Rachel went home to the Lord on July 2nd, 2009 just 4 months after she gave the talk.