Friday, October 29, 2010

A Prayer Request

Perhaps there is someone that you know is dealing with a form of cancer. We just found out a dear friend of my Mom and our family has just been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. I used to baby sit for her when I was younger. She is such a lovely person. 
Cancer is such a strange cell.  A person can go along for years in remission and then one day it pops its ugly head up again. If I could count on one hand those I know personally that have been affected by cancer that would be too much.  How sad is it that I need more than two hands.
Another friend of mine just went through weeks of uncertainty if her son's cancer had returned.  But they just received some good news that it had not. 
Perhaps you could say a prayer for those you know and even for those you don't know to endure this difficult time for them and their family and friends.
Since cancer is a very personal battle, a strong faith can help. Prayer, our avenue of communication with God, can have a very calming influence. As the Bible states: 
“Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6, 7.
We look forward to when God “will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” —Revelation 21:3, 4
Under God’s Kingdom rule, cancer, along with all other scourges, will be eliminated. 

7 comments:

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Terri...I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo Paulette

Terri said...

Thank You, Paulette.

Sara said...

Terri: I am so sorry to read about your Mom's friend...but thank you for sharing such a personal story. I will definitely say prayers.

ANULAL said...

My prayers...

Terri said...

Thank You...She is going in for surgery tomorrow. Hopefully this will put an end to her cancer.

Lynn said...

My prayers go out to your friend and anyone else dealing with a life threatening disease.
I hope the surgery goes well :)

Pretty Things said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry. Prayers here.