Cancer is all over the news, and it seems like everyone knows someone who has (or had) some type of cancer. It might be something small like a type of skin cancer that is quickly removed in a clinic setting, or unmanageable bone cancer that results in the amputation of a limb.
But within 2009, which is only 8 days old, I have one friend who is literally on his deathbed with terminal cancer (both lungs, brain, shoulder and throat) and another friend whose father is in almost the same condition. Two very close friends involved in, what can only be described as, a death watch.
I lived through something very close to this with my dad in the February 2001 (long before this blog started). He didn't have cancer, but was quickly taken from us within 13 days of an ICU stay. So I kinda know what the families are going through.
I have posted before of a 'season of death' when I experienced several friends dying of various causes within a short number of weeks. But somehow this cancer attack is bringing me down like nothing before. I know that Luke 21:11 references pestilences -a usually fatal epidemic disease- as one of the "end time" signs ... and that has made me really start to wonder what is going on with this world.
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