Everyone knows someone who has suffered from cancer. My mom endured a horrific year with brain cancer that took her life in her mid-forties. The worst suffering I have ever seen, so far. That is not being cynical, but pragmatic: One out of three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Cancer is responsible for one of four deaths. These are not good odds.
I will say that while watching my mother go through cancer induced dementia was the most painful episode to date in my life, it was also one of the most spiritually powerful times as well. God was there in a tangible way; I had recently been converted and was living in a Christian commune in Honolulu when a phone call came that changed everything. Within 24 hours I was standing in a southern California hospital hearing a fatal diagnosis from the Doctor. But I was not alone, the Lord touched my whole family and many of them came to Christ.
I was able to baptize both my mom & dad in their pool.
That leads me to this remarkable story that I have been following....
The story of Christopher Hitchens, author of:
'God is not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything'
I recently posted the story of Christopher & Peter Hitchens, brothers on totally opposite spiritual spectrums. Christopher, a raving (but brilliant) atheist. Peter, a Christian author and apologist in his own right.
See how Peter made peace with his brother:
However, Christopher has stage 4 cancer that is ravaging his body. Now, a curious twist to the story has further captured my attention. His former debate opponent is a doctor and is now his hope for recovery!
Read this & pray: