Cancer. No respecter of persons. Insidious. Hidden in darkness. The great equalizer. Teacher. Changer.
Having heard the words, “You have cancer,” I understand what it means to be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye. What seemed important is no longer important. What seemed urgent instantly becomes irrelevant.
Cancer can definitely take us to places we do not want to go – to doctor’s offices, chemotherapy treatments, lying on tables with light sheets, waiting rooms, needles, drugs. But it also takes us to places in our thinking that make a difference in us now and for eternity.
Words have new meaning. Colors seem brighter. Our thinking begins to crystallize rather than being random. We become more selective in how we spend our time.
How has cancer changed things for you? I pray that you have been changed in ways that would have never happened if you had not had cancer. I pray your soul will be flooded with the realization that the “real us” is the part that has a recognition of God and His love. I pray to understand what lasts forever and what is temporary.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation – cancer, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The Holy Bible Romans 8:35-39
I pray for you to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you will see that with cancer we need physical healing, but our real need is to be healed spiritually which begins with a recognition that apart from God we can do nothing. And that’s not too hard to understand when we realize how fragile we are and how much we need God for life now and forever.
Contact Health, Heaven and Happiness if you want to look into accepting Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Ask God to show you in the Bible how much He loves you and has a plan to give you a future and a hope. Start by reading John Chapter 1.
Dedicated to a new friend today who is fighting cancer. Ellie Jefferey @ www.writtenoff.net. My thoughts and prayers are with you.