19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:19-20, KJV)
Some number of weeks back I wrote of the tremendous challenge our good friend Sarah, who was suffering from a rare form of cancer, and her husband, Bob, were facing.Â Good friends and brother and sister with us in Christ, they have both been stellar examples of leading a Christian life, steeped in prayer and an unflagging love and joy in our Lord.Â The road ahead would be rocky and I asked for your prayers as she set out on a trial form of chemo at Bethesda.Â In the weeks that followed there was much difficulty and challenge as that path did indeed become steep and rocky with hospitalizations along the way.
But your prayers and messages of hope came in (and were immediately passed to Sarah and Bob) and lifted their spirits, and for that I thank you.
Today – wonderful news.Â After the first two of what will eventually be 6 cycles of this form of therapy, the cancer that had spread to her stomach is largely resolved as are the lesions in her right chest.Â The doctors are astonished at her progress – and the rest of us rejoice.Â In Bob’s own words:
“…consider Philippians 1:18-19 ” Yes and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.” All of you lifting Sarah up to the Holy Spirit guides the hands of those who help her, lifts her spirits in dealing with the disease, helps to heal her mind and flesh and hopefully when you see something like this happen, lets you know that your prayers really do work.”
To which I and so many others can only add a heartfelt Praise God and Amen!