What in the world is there left to smile about?

I visited my friend today that had cancer removed from his mouth.  With the cancer removal, surgeons took part of his jaw bone, lymph nodes and 5 teeth.  He has a blood condition that is preventing proper clotting so he is still bleeding, although it has slowed.  He is a business chaplain whose income is produced via donations.  Medical insurance is a problem.  Need I go on?
One would have to ask, “What is there in the world left to smile about?”  My friend was smiling as best he could, considering all the bandages.  If he were writing this, he would gaze in his beautiful wife’s eyes and authenticate that Jesus is what makes the suffering worthwhile.  I’m sure he is looking forward to the opportunity to tell others about the reality of Jesus in his life and the uniqueness of his struggle here on earth.
When you read this, stop for a moment and pray for Steve and Peggy.  Go ahead.  Stop……..  Pray……  Thank you!
Steve values the power of prayer more than I can express.  If you prayed for Steve, God bless you.  In return, I pray you will have your own needs met and your cup filled to overflowing.
If you can’t or didn’t pray, I’m sorry.  I really wish there was some way I could convey to you the power of prayer. It’s likely Steve would say, “If you delay prayer, it is likely never going to happen.”
If God has touched your heart concerning Steve and Peggy and you’d like to help,  pray.  Then, be obedient in the moment.
God bless and Merry Christmas!
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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on “What in the world is there left to smile about?”

  1. Thanks for the reminder to pray for Steve and Peggy…
    Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. He is alive inside of Steve and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in Steve…I am standing with them (and you guys, too) for miracles because the Greater one and His anointing is inside of him and that anointing is greater than the one in the world attempting to rob him of his health. May the God of all hope fill Steve with all joy and peace in believing, that he may abound in hope (expectation, confidence) through the power of the Holy Ghost! Amen.

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