One of the most dreaded sentences a patient can hear is, “You have cancer.” These words bring a chill to the heart, and although great progress has been made in treating this disease, recovery can be long and painful, and many people, young and old, do not survive.
An enthusiastic young believer in Christ, by the name of Dan, lost his battle with cancer. But his life showed that even though the physical body may be destroyed by the disease, the spirit can remain triumphant. “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). At his request the following was handed out at his memorial service.
Cancer is so limited …
It cannot cripple love, or shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith, or eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence, or kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories, or silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul, or reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.
It cannot lessen the power of resurrection.
What a wonderful testimony to the power of Christ!