I spoke to someone this week who is battling cancer. The cancer is concentrated in several of spots. The doctor recommended high chemo treatments for it.
The thing is, even though the cancer is only in a couple of spots, the doctor wants to make sure the chemo goes completely through her body so that it attacks any sign of cancer anywhere in her body.
My friend had a scan and it showed the chemo is working and the cancer is retreating. Good News! Such Good News!!
Being skeptical of the doctor giving her high doses of chemo was on option for my friend. She could have told him just to give her enough so that it kept the cancer at the level it was, not getting worse, but not getting better either.
Instead, she made the decision to trust the doctor and get the recommended treatment and kick cancer’s butt—the reward for her decision was Good News!
This is the week pointing to Jesus, God’s only Son, and the love He has for each of us, no matter what you believe. The Bible says, “… that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” (1 Cor. 15:3 NIV)—the Good News!
We have the same decision when it comes to Christianity and the Good News of Jesus Christ and the eternal life He offers. We can look at Jesus’ death on the cross, the three days in the grave and the resurrection skeptically and just keep our lives at the same level, neither here nor there and live with the cancer of sin—bad news. OR we can believe in the Good News and have the cancer of our sin dissolved by Christ.
I’m not much for bad news, so I think I will accept the recommended treatment and the Good News!
I hope you will too!