I wrote the other day how I hurt for my daughter Kathy as she watched her dear sister, Mary, dying in front of her eyes.
Well, today I can bring you a report of Praise to the God of Heaven and Earth.
Mary and all of Kathy’s family are Roman/American Catholic. They strongly hold to the tradition and doctrines of the church. They are lovely, caring people.
Our family believes and lives the born-again, spirit-filled, loving Jesus with all of our hearts lives. The Bible is our guide book and as such we do not pray to saints, nor do we believe that water from a certain place is holy.
Having said that, we respect their family and know that they are as loved by God as we are and that He hears our prayers.
During this whole ordeal all of us, and more, have prayed for Mary. Well, I want to shout it, God heard and a miracle happened. Here is how it came down.
When Kathy came to the hospital, the prognosis was that death was not far off because Mary’s lungs were in such bad shape. She was on a ventilator and hope seemed gone.
So many people prayed and sent their love to Mary, but it seemed as though God did not hear and the end was near.
A simple prayer from a heart of love, filled with faith that God is good, made a plea. That prayer caused the tipping point, the cup filled to overflowing, and God in His mercy made a decision, Mary would live.
Kathy asked the doctor what needed to happen for Mary to be able to begin Chemotherapy, the response was that she breathe on her own and her lungs be improved.
Kathy and the others in the room went to God with the request. The next day the decision was made to remove the ventilator and see what would happen.
That is when the miracle happened. Mary began to recover. By the end of the day she was sitting up smiling and breathing on her own. The oncologist called it miraculous. We call it a miracle. Thank you Father, our Lord and our God!
The oncologist is saying that Chemo will begin tomorrow and Mary can possibly go home on Tuesday.
Our prayer now is that the chemo target every spot of cancer and kill it, but there be no destruction to surrounding tissue.
Focused death to cancer, that is what I am calling it!
Continuing to stand in the gap for Mary until the cancer is completely destroyed.