Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…

I can’t remember the date but we’re back in the surgeon’s office.

Yep, it’s bowel cancer. It’s about 45cm’s up my bowel and is about 2cm’s in size, wrapped around 75% of the colon. So judging by the size and usual growth times of these sort of things it’s been there for about 18 months. This explains why it has been hard to get bowel movements happening of late. It has also spread to the liver, but we knew that.

Wonderful.

I am referred to an Oncologist and we go home. Strangely enough, feeling alright.

Psalm 23:4

4 “Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;”

I now  know what it means to walk through the valley of the shadow of  death. But the thing about a shadow is that it is vaporised by light.

1 John 1:5 says:

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.”

As I emailed a friend….

For some reason my faith is surging when I am normally quite melancholy. I sense a battle ahead but I also sense a victory. I’m frightened of the medical processes ahead. My body is going to go through hell, not to mention my mind…. but I have hope. Real  hope. I’m going to make it out the other side of this and there will be tales of miracles. It’s time for me to stand up and be counted.

What poor research my enemy has undertaken! His recon team should be hung, drawn and quartered! What terrible destruction I will bring to his doorstep. What violence will I unleash against him.

Don’t you know who I am? Don’t you know what you’ve just awoken? Don’t you know who fights for me?

You will regret the day you picked a fight with me, homes. You can count on it.

Psalm 91:14

14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

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~ by Kristian Anderson on October 15, 2009.

3 Responses to “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…”

  1. I’m proud of you man. It’s very inspiring. I don’t think I could handle it quite like that you have a lot more life in you than I think I do and I’m only a little older. Will be praying for peace and strength.

  2. Hey mate,
    Love your comment “For some reason my faith is surging when I am normally quite melancholy. I sense a battle ahead but I also sense a victory. I’m frightened of the medical processes ahead. My body is going to go through hell, not to mention my mind…. but I have hope. Real hope. I’m going to make it out the other side of this and there will be tales of miracles. It’s time for me to stand up and be counted.

    What poor research my enemy has undertaken! His recon team should be hung, drawn and quartered! What terrible destruction I will bring to his doorstep. What violence will I unleash against him”.

    What a great job you are already doing, very brave, just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you, we prayed for you at Connect group last night also. What a great story you will have to tell people and what a great super hero role model you make for your boys. I thought of this scripture when I read your blog.

    “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff”. Isaiah 41:15.

    Simon and Tara Egan

  3. You’re amazing, been reading through all your posts & I’ve been really touched by your blogs. I know God was waiting for you at the gates of Heaven. You fought the good fight of faith. Rest in peace mate, may God be the tower of strength for your families and friends who are grieving, for they are not alone.
    Thank you for making a difference in my life, even though I never really met you in person.

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