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What Cancer cannot do.

(I never suspected that, when I first read this in 2001, that I would need to hear this personally. I need to hear and accept this encouragement for myself. If you know anyone who is living with, or who has had Cancer, consider passing this on to them. – Ninure da Hippie_

WHAT CANCER CAN’T DO

‘There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body’ (1 Corinthians
15:44)


One of the most dreaded sentences a patient might hear is ‘You have cancer’.
These words bring a chill to the heart. Although great progress has been
made in treating cancer, recovery can be long and painful, and some people
do not survive.

An enthusiastic believer in Christ, Dan Richardson, lost his battle with cancer. But his life demonstrated that even though the physical body may be destroyed by disease, the spirit can remain triumphant. This poem was distributed at his memorial service:

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 shut 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.

If an incurable disease has invaded your life, refuse to let it touch your spirit. Your body can be severely afflicted, and you may have a great struggle. But if you keep trusting God’s love, and your spirit will remain
strong. – D.C.E.

Why must I bear this pain? I cannot tell;
I only know my Lord does all things well;
And so I trust in God, my All in all,
For he will bring me through, whate’er befall. – Smith.

Our greatest enemy is not disease, but despair.

Rowland Croucher.

(Authors full names unknown)

I am the New Year

From my files, a piece that I think really needs no comment from me.

I AM THE NEW YEAR

I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.

I am your next chance at the art of living.

I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.

All that you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me, waiting for you to search it out with more determination.

All the good that you tried for and didn’t achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will, all the faith that you claimed but did not have–these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Him Who said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

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Looking Like a Christian

I am going to try really hard to look like a Christian more often.

I hope people will be able to tell!!

LOOKING LIKE A CHRISTIAN

A little old Jewish lady is flying out of New York City on her way to Miami Beach. She looks at the businessman sitting next to her and asks him, “Excuse me sir, but are you Jewish?”

The man responds politely, “No, ma’am, I’m not Jewish.”

After a little while she again queries him. “You’re really Jewish, aren’t you?”

Again he responds, “No, ma’am, I am not Jewish.”

Barely 10 minutes later, the little old lady asks him once more, “Are you sure you’re not Jewish?”

To which, in exasperation and in a final effort to shut her up, he replies, “OK. Yes, ma’am, I am Jewish.”

“Funny,” she says, looking puzzled. “You don’t look Jewish!”

Makes me wonder. If anyone approached me and asked me, “Are you a Christian?” and I answered, “Yes”, would they be inclined to say, “Funny, you don’t look like a Christian”?

I’m not talking about looking like the world’s stereotype of a Christian — a sour-looking guy with a scowl on his face, not enjoying life at all. I merely wonder if my Christianity is something that can be seen by the people who see me every day. I know what I believe, but is that belief translating into action? Can anyone tell?

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
(Matthew 5:14-16)

Do you look like a Christian?

Alan Smith
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina

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