What Cancer Cannot Do

14 Jan

I have sent “What Cancer Cannot Do” to several cancer patients since I first received it in 2002. As I read it now, all I can say is “Amen!”

An Outreach Publication of the Church of Christ at Creekwood
What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer! This very word brings such a broad range of emotions to those who hear it: sadness, despair, disappointment, and the list goes on. One would be hard-pressed to find a family that has not been affected by this terrible disease.

Yet, as the following poem written by an unknown author reminds us, cancer is still very limited:

Cancer Is So Limited…

It cannot cripple LOVE, It cannot shatter HOPE,
It cannot corrode FAITH, It cannot eat away PEACE,
It cannot destroy CONFIDENCE, It cannot kill FRIENDSHIP,
It cannot shout out MEMORIES, It cannot silence COURAGE,
It cannot invade the SOUL, It cannot reduce ETERNAL LIFE,
It cannot quench the SPIRIT,
It cannot lessen the power of the RESURRECTION!

Because of JESUS, cancer does NOT have the last word! Because of Jesus, ANY disease – and even death itself – are not the FINAL chapters of our lives. The Apostle Peter wrote the following words of assurance to some suffering Christians: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a LIVING HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for YOU” (1 Peter 1:3-4).

HEAR the words of the Apostle Paul; “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor ANY other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Cancer CANNOT touch the hope that Christ brings! Cancer CANNOT tarnish the inheritance of the faithful child of God.

God bless you.

David A. Sargent, Minister

Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695

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