“Cancer Does Not Win if You Die”

Three Blondes were all applying for the last available position on the Texas Highway Patrol. The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, ‘So y’all want to be cops, huh?’ The blondes all nodded.
The detective got up, opened a file drawer and pulled out a folder. Sitting back down, he opened it and pulled out a picture, and said, ‘To be a detective, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and oddities such as scars and so forth.’ So saying, he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about two seconds.  ’Now,’ he said, ‘did you notice any distinguishing features about this man?’

The blonde immediately said, ‘Yes, I did. He has only one eye!’  The detective shook his head and said, ‘Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It’s a profile of his face! You’re dismissed!’ The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office.

The detective then turned to the second blonde, said, ‘What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?’ ‘Yes! He only has one ear!’ The detective put his head in his hands and exclaimed, ‘Didn’t you hear what I just told the other lady? This is a profile of the man’s face! Of course you can only see one ear!! You’re excused too!’ The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office.

The detective turned his attention to the third and last blonde and said, ‘This is probably a waste of time, but … He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying, ‘All right, did you notice anything distinguishing or unusual about this man?’ The blonde said, ‘I sure did… This man wears contact lenses.’ The detective frowned, took another look at the picture and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, ‘You’re absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at his picture?’

The blonde rolled her eyes and said, ‘Well, Helloooo! With only one eye and one ear, he certainly can’t wear glasses!’  😉

 

Excerpt from: https://aboundingrace.live/2017/03/13/cherishing-christ-through-cancer/

 

“John Piper once said, “Cancer does not win if you die. It wins if you fail to cherish Christ.”   …  If you are going through a really hard trial may I encourage you with the truth that everything God ordains in our life is for our good, and His glory.  We may not understand what God is doing, but our pain is never wasted.  Christ will complete His work in you.  He is making you more like His Son, Jesus Christ.  Trust Him, and fight for joy.  The Bible says that we are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses” as we run through this journey of life (Heb. 12:1).  Through Him who strengths us, let’s run this race with endurance, looking to Jesus, the author and founder of our faith. Through your trial right now, will you cherish Christ? “—OKSANA VIYUK


 

John 11:25 (NKJV)

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

 

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Cor.15:4

 

6 thoughts on ““Cancer Does Not Win if You Die”

  1. I love how you choose to embrace joy and how you keep on sharing the ways God encourages you and strengthens you for each day of your faith journey. I am praying for you today. Thanks for being willing to be transparent and vulnerable . You are such a wonderful woman of courage and faith! Keep pressing on and may God give you daily grace and help you in your times of pain and need. 1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you. Thanks for posting! hugs

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    • How nice to hear from you, Odie! Thanks for your prayers and encouragement, it sure means a lot. I don’t feel so courageous and sometimes my faith is downright shakey. The truth is I am weak but He is soooooooo strong! P.S. You still cutting hair? Brings back memories to think of you cutting mine so long ago. 🙂

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  2. Good Morning Cherished Paula!!
    I REALLY needed this today…you’ve been such an encouragement to me…such a wealth of Godly words and truth spoken!!

    Yesterday…Good Friday…I had a doctor’s appointment at the Lincoln Medical Veteran’s Center. An amazing experience happened…a tech in the radiology department asked me if I knew there was a chapel at there…I had NO IDEA…I’ve been blessed to receive care there for years…we where discussing why is wasn’t used, etc…

    Anyhow, he took me to where it was…opened the door, I was in awe…two stained glass windows, a beautiful alter, wooden pews…
    He grabbed me hand and we simply prayed……………………………………

    GOD IS IN EVERY DETAIL OF OUR LIVES!!!!

    Praying for you…sending tender hugs…so beyond Thankful for THE CROSS!!!

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  3. I am praying for you too, Sue and hope you got a good report at your Dr’s appt. How neat that you discovered that chapel and the radiology tech brought you there and you could pray together.

    I love what you wrote: GOD IS IN EVERY DETAIL OF OUR LIVES!!!!
    AMEN!

    Thanks for praying and the cyber hug. I appreciate you, Sue.

    Paula

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  4. Hello Beautiful!!! Keep on resting in your loving Father’s arms! He has got this! I love ya so much and am so thankful to have a Mom who is constantly pointing others to God! =)

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