Seventeen days ago a single Dad who attends Vista was, quite simply, raising his three children, building a new future in a serious relationship, excelling professionally, and practicing a long-standing faith in God.
Sixteen days ago his Mom, while visiting, noticed some slight but troubling signs of memory and coordination loss, and she convinced him to go to visit the ER.
Fourteen days ago, Lee was waking up to a shocking new reality: Brain cancer with a frightening prognosis. Obviously, the children, family, his girlfriend, business associates, clients and customers, and friends are also awaking to a new and difficult reality, but have also transformed into a profound and loving support network.
The crushing reality is that Lee is in a never-ending battle – with no definite indication where the end is – except that it is nearer than he ever thought. The doctor’s have said even with the best success of the chemo/radiation treatments to come, the cancer is likely to return.
As I visited with Lee’s Mom, Kitty (a wonderful woman of inspiring rock-like faith), she clearly, calmly and confidently listed their prayer requests: physical healing, wisdom in selecting treatments, quality of life, the children, and … peace. Among others.
I’ve prayed with Lee, and continue. I’ve prayed with Kitty, and continue. And now I’m asking you – all of you – to pray, every moment that it crosses your mind.
We pray for we know the greatest reality is this: God knows; God rules; God restores; God delivers; God heals; and God’s plans are never thwarted… In Jesus, our hope is secure. Pray for Lee.