Friday, February 19, 2010

John takes over....

I, John, have taken over Beverly's blog tonight.
When reading the story of Job in the Bible, I think about Beverly. In that story, Satan decides to test Job's loyalty to God. God allows the test but tells Satan he could not take Job's life.
With Beverly's cancer, Satan could be testing Beverly's faith and dependence on God. The elders of the church have prayed over, laid hands on, and anointed her with oil. Each time the cancer has been successfully removed by the surgeon (the oil) but after each successful removal of the cancer, it has come back in her body.
Beverly still praises God and gives Him the credit for removing the cancer, even though some still remained this last time. So she is still being tested by Satan to see if her faith in God will be questioned and if she will stop praising God and trusting Him.
As Job said, "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised."
God has His reasons and ways for answering prayers and they are beyond our understanding. Beverly's condition will be as God desires, as she is a child of God.

1 comment:

  1. Very good blogging Papa John! Glad you are at home! We love you both!