February 10, 2005

Jesus is the Light

My cancer is gone. What happens now? Well, I still have to finish 2 more cycles of chemo which is 4 treatments. So I still have to feel sick even though I am not sick. Then I have to do about 4 weeks of radiation. This is to make sure if there is still a tiny cancer cell left it will be zapped like the rest of the others. Sounds like a science fiction movie but this is real life.

It is amazing how one day you can be faced with a life threatening illness and the next day it is gone. God is amazing! I wonder why I was faced with this. God only gives us what we can handle. Phil and I handled this and we stayed strong in God's Word that we would overcome this and we did. We are stronger now than we were before December 1st.

We hope now we can use this experience to help others who are faced with this situation. There are so many young adults who are faced with Hodgkin's. Many young mothers are faced with this. Many people who are about to be married are faced with this disease. If you would like to learn more about this disease visit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

From the beginning Phil and I have proclaimed Jeremiah 29:11. God's plan for us is to continue to be His light and reach out to others in need. In John 8:12 Jesus said "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Anyone can have the light of life if you believe in Jesus and follow Him.

Jesus zapped my cancer!!! He can zap your darkness and give you light.


Andrew Dodson said...

Hey Steph,

There's a whole lot of people that are extremely happy for you right now. Throughout all of this, you've been an inspiration to all of us to stay strong in our faith, no matter what the situation. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date, and praise God!


Tabitha Atkins said...

I am so happy for you. You are an inspiration to so many people and just think just how many lives you have touched through your testimony. I will continue to hope and pray that God gives you strength during this time. I will call you sometime this week. God is so amazing!!!