“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be,
you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire may be found to praise, honor and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love.” I Peter 1:6-8
Several of you have traveled with us since the earliest days of our fellowship. One of our dear couples from those days are Les & Tammy Harris. Years ago, they moved to Colorado. Tammy now faces the challenge of cancer. She & Les love the Lord, truly Jesus is their Lord. I share this letter, yes for prayer but also to see the confidence a believer can have in Him.
Hello Family & Friends, Tam here.
… On Wed., I was able to have my trachea tube removed along with 40 staples & 3 of 4 drains, felt so good to get all that stuff out! I continue to breathe good and am having no complications, to God be the Glory… it is good to be home. Plan is to continue to heal for now, thankful for my feeding tube, alas, just seeing an ad for bologna made me cry– longing to have a sandwich… ‘bout broke Les’ heart. Your prayers for him are so appreciated, and me too.
…The Pathology report came back on Tues. On Wed. we were told it is not good. The lymph nodes have cancer, the Doctor was not able to get all the cancer out. He is guiding me toward radiation and perhaps chemo treatment for 5 days a week for 5 weeks. If I don’t it will spread to my lungs and take my life, it may do that anyway only God knows what He will do with this life consecrated to Him.
We are looking into a naturalistic doc we were led to weeks ago… we covet your deep abiding prayers for us and wisdom from above. I truly thought it wouldn’t go this far, but here we are…
So, if God is good… is He still good when the news isn’t good? Absolutely
Does He still have a plan to blow your mind and life? He does.
Can I trust Him when my heart is breaking for myself and others? I can and will.
Am I scared? Of course, but not of dying, we all are, but of treatments and pain and in the end will it have been worth it? Only time will tell.
But this I know, His wounds have paid my ransom. It’s a win, either way.
I am a fighter. Courage? It’s not the absence of fear but stepping out in faith regardless of fear. I covet your prayers for courage and wisdom. Again, His word says… He lets me catch my breath and sends me in the right direction… He charts the road I take… He restores what was stolen from me… He shields me and brings me safely through. That’s where I am camped… right beside My Captain. His hands are on the Captain’s wheel, He knows and sees every hidden sandbar, He will guide me safely Home. I have His word on that.
Personally? I’m praying for the Rapture 🙂