Thursday, April 25, 2013

Prayer Changes Things

Three and half weeks ago, as I mentioned in my "Roller Coaster" blog, my husband was told by his Urologist that "You have prostrate cancer.  Now, we need to schedule the biopsies to determine how to treat you and get you better."  There was no doubt in the doctor's mind that Roger had cancer.

What a scary word......that involved lots of people.  We were scared.  Our children were scared.  Our moms were scared.  Our extended families were scared.  Our church family was scared.  Our friends were scared.

Through this diagnosis, everyone pulled together and PRAYED like they've never prayed before.  On at least three occasions Christians got together and circled Roger and prayed for his healing.  Roger's secular job is a computer job with a large Insurance Company.  On one of the occasions, the Vice President of the company called and asked if he and a group of other Christians could circle Roger and pray over him.  Or course, Roger told him he would be very appreciative if they did.  I think about 30 men and women from the job, met together and prayed for Roger.

Well, today was the BIG DAY.  We went and met with the Urologist and find our which direction we would go next.  The doctor came in and said, "NO CANCER....not even any pre-cancer."  He was very surprised and you could tell that he wasn't even sure what to say. He was sooo sure it was cancer.  The only instructions was that Roger needs to have it checked again in six months.

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!  The doctor may be shocked and in amazement......but WE know the answers.....PRAYER CHANGES THINGS.

Thank you for the prayers.  We do not know why God saw fit for our journey to end this way, but we are not questioning it.  God chose to show his amazing healing in this case.  I know other faithful Christians that have been struck with a fatal illness and regardless of the praying, God still sees fit to take them home.  BUT....when this happens, I always remember what my Dad said about that when he was alive.  (He was on the kidney dialysis machine for 20 1/2 years.  Men prayed over him many times begging for healing.)  Before he died, my mom was discouraged and asked him, "Why won't God answer our prayers for healing?"  My dad's reply was, "Maybe he is.....death to a Christian is the ultimate healing."

Regardless, I give God All of the Glory!!!


Sara said...

This brought tears to my eyes. So happy for you all. Praise God for his healing hand!

Kathy Britton said...

Amen and Amen!!!!