Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Today I'm feeling the need to pray against cancer, CANCER. Cancer in the body of Arlene and in the body of strangers. Cancer that lies silently, not yet found. Cancer that will tonight take the love of someones life from them. Cancer that took Margie's mom and pushes her to walk against its legacy. Cancer that stole my brother-in-law's little boy before we ever got to meet him. Cancer that we wait, white-knuckled, fearing in doctor's offices.
Cancer, you are evidence of a fallen world occupied by fallen bodies. But we are no longer fallen and we now claim a new blood line. We declare ourselves free of your attack. We claim today Jesus blood over the disease of cancer, wherever it is hiding or raging. Father, in the name of your son, heal those who need you. Amen.