10 October 2015

Something About The Name

My wife's relative was diagnosed with MEN Syndrome (multiple endocrine neoplasia). It signifies she has a hereditary predisposition to forming tumors. Cancer was found last year in her pancreas and her thyroid. Several tumors were removed from these two locations. In February during a post-surgery follow-up, her doctor confirmed she had developed more tumors in what was left of her pancreas. She told no one. She figured her relatives had suffered enough. She is single, young and dearly loved.

Last month the cousin and some relatives went to church commemorating the passing of a close family member. This particular day, the service was themed “praying for cancer survivors.” My wife's cousin had no idea. She participated; writing down her prayer and going along with her relatives when called by the priest. He and all her relatives prayed, laying hands on her, in the Name of He who lives forever, for healing.

A week prior to this church visit the cousin had another scan to monitor her development. The results wouldn't be ready for another week and a half. So, a few days after the church visit and, with the doctor looking over the recent scans, guess what happened?!?

The doctor was clueless to why there were NO tumors present in the recent scan!

May His Name be praised!
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the Name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

- James 5: 14-16

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