My doctor informed me on January 31, 2014, that I have prostate cancer. I joined the high percentage of men my age that have it. The cancer was detected early and had not spread, so there is a high probability of successful treatment.
There is a related fact that I want to share with you. I have been overwhelmed at times with the truth of “strength and support” from three areas. I have the promised presence and care of the Faithful Son of God, a host of Christian Friends, and a Wonderful Family.
My wife, Dotty, Son Joel, and his wife Jackey, have been with me through it all. They have accompanied me to the various forms of treatments and doctors meetings. The support has been a blessing and greatly appreciated. God has the family to share in the good times and the not so good times. Their actions flow from the love we share for each other.
Great support has come from my Church Family and the broader Family in the Gospel. We love each other because He first loved us. What a wonderful caring fellowship we have in Christ! The Apostle, Paul expressed it this way in Philippians 1:3; 5, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” In v. 5 he said, “For your fellowship in the Gospel from this day until now.” The exciting thing is that has never changed. Today we draw great strength and support from fellow believers.
John writes in 1 John1:3b “… and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.” There is a real joy and blessing as He makes His presence known. You see, I am not alone because I am His child. My wife and I have been in tears after radiation as we thought of how good God has been through it all. Psalm 16:11, “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” God has taken me onto the cancer path; I am happy and content because He is with me.
Please be sure you are walking with God. If you feel a need call us at Tabernacle, someone will help you become one with Christ. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” What I have shared is for “whosoever will” (John 3:16).