Amazing News Regarding Todd's Cancer


October 16, 2009

Hello everyone,

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end" (Lamentations 3:22).

I received some very good news this morning! My second surgery has been postponed indefinitely. While this morning's CT scan did reveal the smallest bit of residual cancer in my lower pelvis, it is of such little concern to my doctors that at this point surgery no longer seems necessary. In fact, the abnormality observed is so small that it's hard to know for sure whether or not it's even cancer.

In three months I will return to Bethesda for another CT scan. It will be determined at that time what additional treatment, if any, is needed. For now, we are done.

So join me in praising God for healing. Join me in praising him for his mercy. But join me too in praising him for turning an ugly thing like cancer into a beautiful means of grace. For truthfully, as I stand in faith now - on the other side of this valley - dying seems to me a little less scary. And the comforts of this life seem a little less important. My cancer may well return. I am content with this. Health, wealth, prosperity - these come and go. I have Jesus. He is ENOUGH.

And thank you once again for your faithful prayers and your steady words of encouragement over these last nine months or so. Your faith lifted me when my own was weak!

Love in Christ,