Life is unpredictable. We should be thankful for everyday. On March 17th, ten days after Mike was diagnosed with ALS, I recorded some of Mike's words in my journal. He said that whether he had ALS or not, his opinion of God and love for Him would not change. He told me he was so thankful for the years he has had. He said that so many people would be happy to have had the amount of time he has had...and still has to come.
We read 2 Corinthians 16-18, which says: Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.