Cancer

Written by cycleguy on September 22nd, 2016

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For anyone who knows me and may be reading this:

I. DO. NOT. HAVE. CANCER.

Well…at least I don’t think so. The medical procedure I had Tuesday told the doctor (so he thinks) that I do not have cancer in a certain area of my body. However, that is the thing about cancer:

YOU NEVER KNOW IF YOU HAVE IT OR NOT. Not really. You can have tests if you want, but most people don’t know they have it until after they exhibit some signs somehow.

A routine breast examination reveals a lump that takes your breath away.

A prostate exam reveals some irregularities which need to be addressed and it comes back positive.

A shortening of breath leads a 71 year old woman to the doctor where she is detected with a rare form of lung cancer that takes her to Jesus in less than 6 months. (My mom)

After being cancer-free for 15 years, you find out with shock it has returned with a vengeance and you fight it as hard as you can only to watch life slowly slip away. (My grandmother)

In many cases it is a shock to find out cancer is there. The church at Thyatira was like that. Despite all the good it was doing, there is a cancer invading its soul. This cancer is ripping the church apart and they don’t even know it!

Many churches look good and healthy on the outside. It is on the inside it is slowly disintegrating. Prayers for Sunday would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

12 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jeff says:

    I don’t have cancer either. Churches in Europe have already disintegrated. I suspect it will be the same in the US as we evolve.

  2. floyd says:

    Sad reality. I just found out yesterday a friend and business associate has cancer. He looked fine when I had breakfast with him on Tuesday…

    It really is the inside that matters. The outside is just the manifestation of what’s on the inside.

    Praying for you, Bill.

  3. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! I’m glad you got a good health report. I know that you’re right about not ever really being sure about cancer. My friend had a clear mammogram, only to find out she had breast cancer less than a year later.
    I will pray for your message to be effective this weekend,
    Ceil

  4. So relieved that you are in the clear, Bill! Cancer can be a silent thief; maybe one day there will be a complete cure for it. As for the “cancer” that can invade otherwise healthy churches? Unfortunately, seeing it happen at my church right now. 🙁
    I will keep you in prayer!

    • cycleguy says:

      With my family history i am also glad martha. I told someone I would gladly have this procedure every year if it would keep me from colon cancer.

  5. Betty Draper says:

    Praise the Lord for the good report Bill. I just underwent some genetic testing to see if I had the disease my mother me, praying it skips my children and their children. As for the spiritual cancer it is something I can keep from happening to me by staying close to our Lord. Churches fall because leaders fail to deal with it. Good analogy, again, glad to read a good report. Praying for your meeting Sunday.