Cancer Praises Together!
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July 1, 2018
Cancer Praises Together!
I have a terminal thymic cancer. Last October, due to pleural effusion it became difficult for me to go out as before. This April terrible pain attacked me in the backbone, in the breast and in the sides. I even had difficulty breathing and was urgently hospitalized. As a result of the examination I received radiation therapy over three weeks. I expected that the therapy would ease the pain, but it brought side effects and I continued to suffer pain contrary to my expectation.
Around that time, Mitsuko said in the Pentecost worship on May 20, “The Lord said to the one with cancer, ‘Cancer praises together. Cancer has been healed. So I will liberate you from the fear and pain.’” The moment I heard it, I thought, “That’s for me!” and accepted the healing. Then, the pain of cancer was completely gone.
In those days due to the pain I woke up many times at night, impatiently waiting for the morning to come. So I was really thankful that I now could sleep well at night. Thanks to the love of the Lord’s cross, I continue to be healed! I was so grateful for the infinite love and healing of God.
In this way my pain was taken away and I was delighted. However, on the evening of June 12, the day of the North Korea-United States summit, a sever pain attacked me as if my left breast was thrust by a broken rib bone. I agonized with excruciating pain. Since the pain lasted long, I thought, “Let me put on a CD of Isaiah 53!” The beginning of the CD was Pastor Peter’s scripture reading.
“Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? . . .” The gentle and warm resounding of the scripture enveloped me, and I felt as if floating in the air. I had never had such an experience. Before I knew, I found myself coming back to the actual world from the cosmic space of love. When I came back to my senses, I noticed that the terrible pain was gone somewhere. I was stunned and motionless for a while, but when I experimentally moved my body a little, there was no pain. What an amazing healing! I could not stop my tears with my nose running. I was reminded that the Lord had kept on pouring tremendous healing on me! On that night I could sleep and rest very well.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NAS)
Such healing is given to me because the redemption of the Lord’s cross has been completed. I am grateful from all my heart for the love of the cross. The Lord Jesus loves us so much that He gave up His own life for us. I will never forget or nullify His love. What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? As long as I live, I shall call upon the name of the Lord and be the witness of His love.
These are my favorite scriptures:
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 NAS)
Nothing will be impossible with God. (Luke 1:37 NAS)
Ever since Pastor Peter told us to have the faith of God, I have been praying and longing to have it. I want to live not my life but the life of God. And I am now alive in His life. How grateful I am!
May all people seek God’s love and His peace. I believe it will be done so at this time of Cosmic worship.
（June 14, 2018）