December 5, 2022




One of the most dreaded sentences a patient might hear is, “You have cancer.” These words bring a chill to the heart. Although great progress has been made in treating cancer, recovery can be long and painful, and some people do not survive. An enthusiastic believer in Christ was losing his battle with cancer, but his life demonstrated that even though the physical disease may be destroyed by disease, the spirit can remain triumphant. This poem will be distributed at his memorial service as per his request:
Cancer is so limited. It cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot corrode faith, it cannot eat away peace, it cannot destroy confidence, it cannot kill friendship, it cannot shut out memories, it cannot silence courage, it cannot invade the soul, it cannot reduce eternal life, it cannot quench the Spirit, it cannot lesson the power of the resurrection, Oh, thank you, thank you JESUS!

If an incurable disease has invaded your life, refuse to let it touch your spirit. Your body can be severely afflicted, and you may have a great struggle. But if you keep trusting God’s love, your spirit will remain strong.
Why must I bear this pain? I cannot tell; I only know my Lord does all things well. And so I trust in God, my All in all. For He will bring me through whatever befall.
Our greatest enemy is not disease, but despair. Repeat this often “Jesus, I trust in you.”