I often find myself telling others I feel like “a walking miracle”. Eighteen months ago I was given a very bleak prognosis after it was found that the cancer had spread to my spine. Now after yet another clear scan this month everything is different. Of course the doctors won’t use the word “cured”, at least not until you stay clear for 5 years, but the mood music is completely different.
But whatever the medical view, I believe I have experienced exactly what I asked for after I was first diagnosed, i.e.: God’s healing, and it feels pretty miraculous to me! It may not be like the miracles of Jesus’ earthly ministry where folk were healed instantaneously without medical intervention, but it’s still on the wonder scale.
- It’s wonderful that I was located near to one of the best centers for cancer treatment in the country when I was first diagnosed.
- It’s wonderful that so many Christians were praying for me in this country and abroad throughout my treatment.
- It’s wonderful that the Lord gave me a specific promise through that time about my future.
- It’s wonderful that after it was found on my spine I was able to go to the Royal Marsden in London to see one of the top consultants for my form of cancer.
- It’s wonderful that a new treatment was available that could aggressively treat the cancer on my spine with minimal side-effects.
- It’s wonderful that the funding for that treatment had just become available for cancer patients in my situation on a trial basis.
- It’s wonderful that my body has responded to and recovered so well from all the treatments.
- It’s wonderful that the cancer was stopped in its tracks and not taken hold despite becoming secondary.
So, yes, I feel like a walking miracle! None of the above is accidental or co-incidental in my mind. Without God’s intervention, using natural and spiritual means to bring His hope and His healing, I have little doubt that I would be in demise right now.
Thanks to all of you who have prayed for me. Please now pray for others too with increased faith. I give the glory to God the Father and to His one and only Son, Jesus Christ whom I continue to serve with all my heart.
Mark Wickenden, Minister