Please Pray for Me , I have Cancer


“Please Pray for Me, I Have Cancer”


Maybe you or one of your relatives has received such shocking news from your doctor. It has happened to members of our congregation as well. There is no way to give this diagnosis a positive face, but there are some things that can be said in the light of such suffering.


Such diagnoses are a human reality: All are mortal. Every person has a sentence of death, although most of the living have not yet heard the doctor tell them what the cause of their death will be. This is the fact: “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this is the judgment” (Heb. 9:27).


There is no answer to human mortality that can compare to what Jesus has to offer. The doctors can offer a person treatment for their disease, but sometimes it works for some patients the same as it did for the woman Jesus healed from her disease of hemorrhaging. She “had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse” (Mark 5:26). Most of us have held the hand of loved ones who have experienced the same thing.


Martha, the brother of Lazarus, spoke to Jesus three days after her brother had died. “Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha said to Him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live’” (John 11:21-25).


Jesus alone holds out hope for those who are having to face human mortality. He offers resurrection to eternal life! The Lord offers more than prayers; He offers the world’s only solution to our mortality. I would like to point you to how Jesus said one can receive eternal life. Contact us!


Mike Willis