It has been a few days since I have given an update. The truth is, this is the first day I have felt good enough to set down and write something. Maybe I’m just a big baby, but this feeding tube stuff really is a nuisance and a pain. However, I know that there will be a day when I am glad that the tube is there and it will provide a way for me to receive the nourishment and food that my body will need.
This week is a light week and we have the joy of having our red-headed granddaughter staying with us. She is a great nurse and is very caring and loving toward her Pop! She has been real careful not to hug me tight. She looked at me the the other day and said this is just no fun when I can’t give my Pop a big hug.
Prayer needs: 1) for the pain around the incision of the feeding tube to go away. 2) I get measured for the mask I will need for radiation treatment on Thursday 3) I get another CT Scan on Thursday. 4) Education on the Chemo and Radiation treatment process on Friday. Pray that the pain will be gone and that I can handle these appointments with minimal discomfort.
Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
Romans 5: 1-8 has been a key passage of scripture in my life the past several years. I have committed it to memory. Verse one says “We have been justified by faith.” I cannot make myself righteous. It is only by faith in Jesus Christ am I seen as holy in the eyes of our Father. I know there are some theologies out there that will blame my sin as the result of my cancer. I don’t think that is the case at all. Read the book of Job again. God is sovereign and he can allow anything in our lives. Why? Because He is sovereign. My cancer is the result of universal sin. Death and disease came into this world as a result of the original sin. The truth is that all of us deserve death. But God through his amazing love gives us life through faith in Jesus Christ. Did I deserve cancer? From my vantage point, no! But what I deserve is far worse. Without Christ there is no peace. My peace comes because of the relationship I have with Christ.
I am so glad that I don’t have to rely upon my self to achieve righteousness. I am thankful that I can stand in grace. I will talk about that next time.