Friday, November 5, 2010

Cancer Free

It hardly seems real. Cyrus is cancer free! Yesterday we got the news from the Dr.'s, that his MRI came back clear of all cancer. The before and after scans were the before you can see the remaining the after, it's apparent that there is no tumor left! The only thing that is left to prove that Cyrus ever even had brain cancer, is the hole in his brain where the tumor once resided, and the scar and lack of hair on his head. I look at his head, where the hair is missing and the scar from both brain surgeries is exposed, and think to myself...what a beautiful marking on my husband! People who don't know him probably think....'what on earth is that guy trying to prove with a hair cut like that!?'....but I think, 'God, You are amazing! Because of that mark on my husband's head, you are and will be more beautiful to so many souls...including mine! That mark stands as a witness of God's amazing hand of mercy and healing!'

Today I am praying for the Dr.'s who are seeing the hand of God at work in Cyrus. Please pray with me for their souls to be saved! That their hearts would not hardened to the Love of God that is extended to them. Pray for their minds not to explain away the miraculous healing upon Cyrus.

This morning I read the most fitting devotional for this is not just for is for you! I pray that following devotional from Streams in the Desert will stir up your hearts and faith in a God who "can do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think to ask!"


Is anything too hard for the Lord? • (Genesis 18:14)

This is God's loving challenge to you and me each day. He wants us to think of the deepest, highest, and worthiest desires and longings of our hearts. He wants us to think of those things that perhaps were desires for ourselves or someone dear to us, yet have gone unfulfilled for so long that we now see them as simply lost desires. And God urges us to think of even the one thing that we once saw as  possible but have given up all hope of seeing fulfilled in this life.

That very thing, as long as it aligns with what we know to be His expressed will–as a son was to Abraham and Sarah–God intends to do for us. Yes, if we will let Him, God will do that very thing, even if we know it is such an utter impossibility that we would simply laugh at the absurdity of anyone ever suggesting it could come to pass.

"Is anything too hard for the Lord?" No, nothing is too difficult when we believe in Him enough to go forward, doing His will and letting Him do the impossible for us. Even Abraham and Sarah could have blocked God's plan if they had continued to disbelieve.

The only thing "too hard for the Lord" is our deliberate and continual disbelief in His love and power, and our ultimate rejection of His plans for us. Nothing is impossible for Jehovah to do for those who trust Him.


There are many of you who have given up hope for your heart's desires to be realized. Don't give up on them...bring them before the Lord once again, and leave them at His feet. He is able to do all things and loves to bless His children! Has the absence of granted hopes clouded your view of the true character of our God? As a friend reminded me this week..."He is a good Father! He loves to bless His children and give good things to them!" He is not a cold and calculating God who restricts and punishes with arms crossed and brow furrowed! He is a loving Father, who weeps for us, who dances over us, who rejoices in us! He loves you so much...and has already give you His most precious possession....His Son. "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" Romans 8:32

Prayer Requests:

• Pray for: Dr. Manning, Dr. Zucherman, Dr. Smith, Dr. Han to see the glory of the Lord and to receive Him into their hearts.

• Pray for the Lord's amazing works to be high and lifted up in the hearts of all people who are witnessing His awesome work.

• Pray for our friend Saeed who is currently in Iran, setting up an orphanage. 

• Pray for our friend Stephanie who is going through her 2nd round of chemotherapy. She is very sick, and needs our prayers. Praise God that she is now cancer free!

• Pray for our friend Brenda who is also enduring treatments for lymphoma. Praise God that she is now cancer free!

• Pray for my mourning family. My sweet Aunt Lynda went home to be with her Lord last week after a long battle with lung disease, MS, and cancer. Pray for her children and siblings who are grieving her loss. Pray for God's comfort and saving grace for their hearts.

• Pray for God's hand to completely heal and renew that area of Cyrus's brain where the tumor was. Pray that He would command health and continued cancer free reports for Cyrus, and that all predictions of the Dr.'s would be refuted and proved insignificant in the presence of our God and all who witness His work. 

God Bless you all...and Thank you for walking along this steep and narrow path with us. We will continue to keep you updated on Cyrus as he checks in the Dr.'s from this point on. He will have regular MRI's going forward, to check on things. We love you all...and praise God for knitting our hearts together through this trial.



  1. I think of the scripture from Heb 10:35-36 and praise His Holy name at the promise He gives us has come to pass after enduring and persevering all you have! May all Glory and Power and Honor be given to him! He does love us with an everlasting love and longs to gives us the desires of our hearts! My condolences to you and your family for your Aunt Lynda. May His promises of being reunited in eternity give you and your family peace and comfort.

  2. This is the best Jonie. I am amazed at what god can do. Speechless really. Thanks once again for posting the details. See you all in a few weeks. Praise the LORD!!!

  3. I am so thrilled for you, Cyrus, and your family. I can understand how you treasure that patch of missing hair. It is like the monuments or pillars people erected to mark the place where they experienced God's incredible love and mercy.

    You have had life before cancer, now you are blessed to have life after. I predict that every moment is going to be more cherished than the next.

    Father, thank you for Jonie's heart for others. We stand with her in prayer for her friends, and loved ones, for Cyrus's doctors and all those you put on their hearts. Nothing is TOO big.

    Connie, Anna's madrina

  4. Praise God! I am just in awe of what He has done!