A legacy of healing

Am I helping them to live or to die?

That is a question I ask as I deal with cancer patients (patience may be a more applicable term). 

Day by day the certainty of cells still fighting the cancer becomes less certain.  Tests reveal progress — sometimes positive, other times negative. 

I have sat with a lady who about ten years ago had a polished head, balder than mine!  She has since had a child, been clear of cancer and now lives an active life.  I have sat with a brother whose cancer engulfed him only three years after biking across Canada.  His death was this past summer.

I pray with people to exhibit joy in suffering, strength in pain and hope for the future.  For some the future is a certainty, soon in another realm.  For others the current body will continue to fight.  Sometimes I sense an urge to continue to pray for current healing.  For others I pray for release to eternal healing.

For all tonight I pray for a greater sense of God’s presence and his pleasure.

One thought on “A legacy of healing

  1. A legacy of healing – just what Jesus granted us – for from and through Him all healing comes.

    Takes time to learn His definition of Healing though — I marvel at those who have received their healing – shown by the peace they reveal as they travel through the journey.

    I have learned to trust my expectation for current healing after coming to the belief that it isreadily available. But I treasure the moments that I have seen the peace that the world does not understand as those I loved travelled with as they journeyed towards everlasting healing. Sadly those who do not know Jesus reveal something quite different on that last journey.


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