I read the website of a cancer child. He recently relapsed. His mother says she was told by God that he will be healed and have a long and fruitful life. She is expecting healing any day now, despite much worsening symptoms and clinical proof of the advancing cancer.

I can’t help but to wonder what happens to their faith if he is not healed. From reading the website I see they have very strong faith.

I don’t know, it seems almost arrogant and convenient to me to assume God will cure HER child. Surely she knows how many children die of cancer. However, God came and spoke to her and told her hers would be saved?

I don’t understand it and I am afraid for them if he dies.
I hope the healing happens though.

p.s. I just finished watching “Prince of Egypt” with the girls. Plenty of miracles there…

3 responses to “Healing

  1. I have always been in awe of your faith, and you inspire me to be a “better” believer with your understanding and questioning. Really.

  2. Thanks to theologian John Dominic Crossan I have been able to discern the difference between “healing” and “curing.” I hope for both, but know that perhaps only the first is possible for Erin.

  3. Susan,Thank you for your recent comments on my blog. I really appreciate your insight in discussing dying with Nathan.Tara (Henry’s mom)

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