Sunday, July 12, 2009

WHAT'S THE ANSWER TO CANCER?

It may sound poetic, this title of mine, but believe me, I wish there was an answer, a cure, for the dreaded cancer that seems to affect so many. I was talking to my sister tonight and she had a valid point, so many advances have been made in the last 50 years, our years, and yet, with those "improvements" has come what seems to be a correlation with the frequency of cancer. Now, I know, this sounds like, "back in the olden days, when life was simpler", but it sure does seem that today cancer is part of everybody's life. A sister, a mother, a cousin, a girlfriend, the guy next door, nobody is immune. And every time you hear the news there's something else that they say causes cancer. "Don't reuse bottled water bottles, don't let them sit in your car, don't reheat food in plastic containers, artificial sweetner is bad for you, so is soda, and food that's not organic, and there are not enough regulations for packaging food, or safety checks on items coming into our country from China, don't use a teflon pan if the coating has been scratched, etc. etc. etc". Is there anything we can trust? Does everything in our world cause cancer?

I don't have any of the answers but I sure do have a lot of questions. Have all the things we've invented to make life better, more efficient, easier, been the source of all the cancer we now suffer with in such great numbers? Who regulates dietary supplements? How do you know if vitamins from Sam's Club are as safe and effective as those from pricy health food stores? Do immunizations set the stage for cancer suseptability? Is there a relationship with these preventative shots and Autism like so many think? And while we're at it, why can't we come up with a preventative for cancer, or AIDS or Altzeimers, or... So many questions but no answers! I hope you'll all join me tonite and pray for those that are suffering from any of these horrible diseases, their families,their friends and while you're praying, ask God's help in assisting the scientists who we all hope will find a cure someday. Pray also for those you know who still smoke. It's a hard addiction to break but it is one thing we know has caused much of the lung cancer in our society.

In closing, let me just say that I hope you are all in good health and if you are not, that you are improving with each day whether you are suffering with a cold or the flu or something more serious. Who ever said, "if you have your health, you have everything" was right. Whatever your affliction, remember God always answers prayer and He will see you through.

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