Thursday, October 14, 2010

Raised from the dead

While infusing me with chemotherapy, my oncology nurse (a follower of Jesus), who had not been at work for a long time because of seizures said, "I was raised from the dead". After my infusion, I spoke to another oncology nurse and she said, "She was in all essence dead. If not for the ventilator, she would have died". A complex depletion of steroids and vitamin D was finally tested and diagnosed as Addison's disease after a year of the worst imaginable health issues. It all culminated in nearly dying or in "all essence dying". Yesterday, she was her smiling, bubbly blonde self, back at work as an oncology nurse giving thanks to God and her primary care physician, who decided to think outside the box and test her for a non-neurological issue. Following Jesus leads a person through all kinds of struggles. Hers lasted a year. These words from Jesus are a short summary of the opportunities in this life and the life to come:

John 5: 24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

If you have not already done so, will you cross over from death to life through a relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus?

Lord Jesus, raise us all up to your life. Help us cross over from lifestyles of death into lifestyles of life. I receive you as my Lord and savior.

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