The removal of a skin cancer is not a pleasant task.
A year ago the 19th of this month I had to have a basal cell carcinoma removed. I went in today to have my 1 year cancer check. I know that this type of skin cancer is the best to have…it doesn’t even own it’s own ribbon, but none the less…it had to be removed. I don’t have t go back for a year, and I am so thankful. I know others don’t always get that news.
Webster’s defines cancer as: 1.) a serious disease caused by cells that are not normal and that can spread to one or many parts of the body 2.)something bad or dangerous that causes other bad things to happen 3.) A zodiac sign
Interesting. The first two definitions require the removal of the cancer in some way. It cannot stay present in your body or anywhere because it causes bad things to happen and it can spread. So, mine had to be cut out.
I have blogged about this before, but suffice it to say that if someone is cutting a large piece of skin from your body, do not ask to see it. I did and almost passed out. But the seventeen stitches intrigued me. The gapping hole that those seventeen stitches had to put back together intrigued me. How on earth would that ever close up?
Well here I am a year later…and it has closed up. I have a very long scar, but nothing else to show of that occurrence. The bad stuff had to be cut out. End of story.
I have had to have “bad stuff” cut away from me before…but not of the physical nature. The “hate” I had bottled up inside of me towards my Dad….had to be cut out. Did it feel good? No, I did not want to deal with those emotions, much less forgive him for something he had not asked forgiveness for…but I had to have it removed.
And that is just the beginning of the list of things that have had to be removed….and all healed up and I was new again. The removal of any “cancer” physical or otherwise hurts…but healing always takes place; one way or another for a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 53:4-6 “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
What do you need removed today?
IN CHRIST ALONE
*google image, NIV Bible, Webster’s Dictionary*