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Then Jesus said to his disciples,
"If anyone would come after me, he must first deny himself and
take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life
will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
( Matt. 16:24 )
Cancer-Why Me, Lord?
Cancer! A repulsive word invoking fear. Yet neath
my ribs the horrid thing is growing there. For
nearly a year the doctor tried with chemicals
to kill the thing inside.
I trusted the Lord and His providing of doctors
and medicine til at last deciding through
prayerful thought to close the door on
the painful treatments and take
I thanked the Lord for the thing He sent but in
hypocrisy Ė it was not meant. My heart
accepted what God would give but my
mind saw only the negative.
Of what use could all my suffering be? How
squares this with Godís love for me? But God
has shown me how much I gain beyond the
weakness and the pain.
For my wife and I draw closer, now sharing the burden
of this final trial, and with a phone call, friendship
card or letter, friends have reached out
and I feel better. For until the thing got
bad, I never appreciated
friends I had.
As my feeble life slips fast away, His words more
precious day by day. But most of all, I see a
day when this life and sickness pass away.
Then on that day, by Godís good grace,
Iíll see my Savior face to face.
By and In Memory of:
Donald James Wilson
Used with permission of
his sister Yvonne Commodore
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