He stood up in front of the group and shared a very intimate and personal testimony. He is a somewhat guarded man. He doesn’t open his heart to very many people very easily. But today there was a burning desire within him to open up to our church.
Here is what he shared. He listens to Christian radio all the time (91.7, Spirit FM http://www.lifechangingradio.org/home.php). But two months ago he turned the radio off because he didn’t feel there was any reason to sing anymore. That’s hard. He is into music big time. He plays piano and loves to organize music for the church to worship with.
The reason for this is that his wife in her early 40s has been diagnosed with cancer. . . again. 5 years ago she suffered from breast cancer. She had surgery and went a series of treatments which included chemo-therapy. The doctors believed that she was cancer free. She had exams every 3 to 6 months to watch for any possibility that the cancer has returned.
Than a couple of months ago, they found cancer in her liver. After some run around with the doctors (doubt and unsure diagnosis) it was determined that it was the breast cancer that masticized to her liver and they found it in her lungs and lymph nodes as well. And the cancer was already at stage four.
He shared his despair and that is what took away the desire to sing.
But a couple of weeks ago, his wife turned the radio on and a song came on (I’m sorry I don’t know the song or the artist at this moment) that pierced his heart and opened him to allowing God to reach and heal his hurt.
He has regained his joy and even if he loses his wife (who we praying for and supporting with love and hope) his joy has not been lost, but restored and now he can sing with all his heart and soul.