You ever wonder why life insurance companies are so tentative, so cautious when underwriting cancer cases? Ever wonder why doctors are so cautious about offering a prognosis on cancer? With as much research and study that has gone into cancer and treatment you would think they, insurance companies and doctors, could be fairly definitive about what to expect. Sadly, not the case.

Cancer is insidiously unpredictable. Just when you think it’s whipped, it pops up again or in another place. Sometimes it lays dormant for years and make a sudden comeback. Sometimes the treatment is so aggressive that your immune system takes a beating that it can’t recover from and something other than cancer becomes the new enemy.

I got bad news and good news today from my dad. He has been battling bladder cancer for months and it now has spread to several other areas of his body. He’s starting chemo next week, again.

But my dad doesn’t let things get him down. He finds something good in everything and knows that God is watching over him. My prayer for my dad is that God will bring a peace that will last, that God will comfort him and our family through the time that we have left here on earth with him, that God will use him as a witness to others who are facing cancer and it’s ravages.

I ask these things in Jesus name, Amen!

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