Friday, May 18, 2012

Not Sure What to Title This Post???

I have to share this with you all. Non-believers beware, this is all about God and His infinite power.

For the last six weeks, or so, I have had a lesion on my nose. It started out small, and seem to grow and erode the skin. It bled, and and scabbed over, bled and scabbed over. I kept thinking that it would clear up, but it didn't. So last Monday I went to Doc Mc for my hurt shoulder. While there I had him look at the place on my nose. He said it was a type of skin cancer, not a serious kind, but needed to be biopsied.
I need to interject here that my son went with me to the doctor. So,when I came out of the office, I told him about the spot. (He had been "at me" to go have it checked.) He was concerned enough about me to call Pastor K from our church and asked him to put me on the church's prayer chain. This was Monday evening. I had calls from concerned friends on Tuesday. I found out the entire choir, plus several others were praying for me. I was moved, touched and thankful. I was also a little embarrassed. I am a pretty private person about things concerning myself. But, thanks to my son, my immediate situation was public knowledge.
I noticed by Wednesday, the lesion on my nose was looking better. This morning I went to the doctor for the biopsy. I told the nurse that the lesion was now gone. I also told her about the prayer chain. Before Doc Mc came in the treatment room she told him. He came in, took a look at my nose and said, "I am shaking and it's not my Parkinson's." I told him that I have always been a believer, but this really convinced me of the power of prayer. He deferred the biopsy telling me that there was nothing there to test, and the eroded place was starting to fill in.
I also have to share that this doctor is the same one I went to see just to get his opinion about ending the life-support on my wife almost 5 years ago. He gave me sage advice, but also, he got down on his knees in the treatment room with me and prayed for my wife, and for me to help me make the right decisions when the time came.
All of this has made me stop and take another look at my life. I am so thankful!!


It took a good friend to point out to me that the reason for my children's concern was that: "#1, they love me, and #2, I am the only parent they both have left. Why would I be embarrassed?" I'm not any longer.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for sharing this, Jimmie. There is power in prayer, especially that of concerned others. I was happy to read that the lesion is gone. We all have much to be thankful for every day and need gentle reminders. Thank you.

Anvilcloud said...

As a non-believer who knows a young and devout Christian lady who just died a miserable death from cancer, I am not influenced by such accounts. Don't get me wrong, I am pleased for you but am not about to convert. :)

Alexandra said...

Thank the Lord you are healed. Was the skin cancer just stuck in that one spot, or have you checked anywhere else?

Jimmie Earl said...

Anvilcloud: Thanks for sharing you viewpoint. I can only say that without my faith, the loss of my late wife would make no sense to me at all.
I appreciate how you feel, and I honor that. That's what makes it interesting to blog and find out how other people think and do! Again, thanks, and keep responding. :>)