Updated: Oct 29, 2022
Video from CBS Sunday Morning
"Given a one-in-three chance of survival, Suleika Jaouad overcame leukemia in her 20s, documenting her nearly-four-year endurance of chemotherapy and her desire to live a normal life in a New York Times column, "Life, Interrupted." She followed with a 15,000-mile road trip to meet 22 of the many strangers who had written to her with stories of their own, a journey which became her new book, "Between Two Kingdoms." Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Jaouad, and with her partner, musician Jon Batiste, about life after cancer." from video introduction.
In our sin God uses many things to make us more like Christ, to sanctify us or to bring us to him. Like many of you I can relate to this young lady as I have had 4 cancers and all the treatments in the past 25 or so years. In most respects they have been some of the best years of my life.
Now we always speak of the battle against cancer and the brutal treatments and yes that is true but we must never forget God has permitted us the opportunity to have theses treatments, that no human being in the past 2000 years have had to live and continue to honor him. Some Christians disagree that Cancer or any other disease has benefits, however in the context of suffering in God's word I believe that suffering is a Godsend.
The world, our secular culture says that suffering is to be avoided, it is bad and our life is over after we get cancer or some other disease.