Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Now, to Him..

As Christmas Day approaches, it’s good to remember just whose birth it is we are celebrating.
The baby born in that humble manger over 2000 years ago, was not simply a good man, a great prophet or a son of God.
Jesus is God.
Evidences of His deity are splattered all over the pages of scriptures.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”  John 1:1-3
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us..”John 1:14
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily..” Colossians 2:9
“And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.” Hebrews 1:3
Jesus, the Creator left heaven to come to earth and become like us, to ultimately give His perfect life, to pay the penalty due for our sins.
Jesus became fully man while remaining fully God.
Meekness and Majesty, manhood and Deity, all wrapped together in the best gift any of us could ever ever receive.
For me personally tonight, when considering the greatness of our God and Savior, this passage comes to mind:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17
Today, the invisible God, visibly showed His hand at work in my life.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I must concur.
As the doctor handed me the images of my PET scan taken Friday, some things were missing when compared to my previous scan in Oct.
Where, I had 3 cancerous lymph nodes before, 2 “cannot be seen” and the remaining one has reduced in size.
The primary cancerous tumor in my lung, has gone from roughly 3 by 6 centimeters, down to approximately 2 by 2 cm.
The nurse said they were all jumping up and down in the back room and want to use me for a case study, as this is pretty significant change in a short period of tome.
When I told my son Chris that, he said, “Yeah, a case study in PRAYER!!”
I see prayer as a great act of love and sacrifice and I am forever humbled and grateful for every single one uttered on my behalf. 
I am also thankful for the medicine that has been used in this process.
BUT no prayer and no medicine, would ever have any effect were it not for the God who is Lord over every atom and every cell, as He holds all things together by His Mighty Power.
All Glory and Honor and praise to HIM, as I find myself this Christmas week rejoicing like the angels did that very first Christmas.... in awe at His appearing.
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”  Luke 2:14
May He be glorified in all things in our lives, as we receive the wonders of His great love for us each and every day, in every circumstance. He is faithful.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Eph. 3:20-21


  1. Lisa, That is wonderful news.let that tumor flee. Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strengh and my shield: My heart trusted in Him,and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,And with my song I will praise Him. Lots of Love in Christ sister From our lips to Gods ear Amen Amen

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family Lisa!
    What a wonderful gift.
    I will continue to Pray For all of you.

  3. "Exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think"! When I first really grasped that verse, it has blown me away that in God's word He used both exceedingly and abundantly together. Wrap your brain around that? So I will keep asking Him for your complete healing, knowing it will be beyond all we can ask or even think. Again scripture doesn't just say "ask" but more than we can even "think"! Awesome, Lisa, hang in there, Love, Jo Ann

  4. Hallelujah Jesus! Tears of joy this morning on your behalf Lisa! God put this song on my heart for you this morning
    Hallelujah Jesus by Evan Wickham
    Rejoicing with you and your family! I will continue to intercede on your behalf and will keep your family in my prayers! Thank you Jesus!
    Love and Blessings to you and yours,

  5. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!!!!

  6. "Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord and bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! (Psalm 96:1-9) THE LORD IS GOOD! LET THE EARTH REJOICE! Love you Lisa, Singing today! Cathy T.

  7. Jehovah Rapha is worthy of all glory and honor and praise! The prayers of the saints whom the Lord faithfully hears are changing destiny for you, Lisa. It is always so awesome to see how faithful our Lord Jesus Christ is. May He wrap His loving arms around you and continue to bless you with healing, strength, endurance, and a rejoicing spirit and an encouraging word to all of us who love you and your family. Praising Him, Toni

  8. Praise be to God! All things are possible in Him! Merry Christmas to you and your family! I will continue praying for you, Lisa! God is good!


  9. How amazing and wonderful is our God!Now THAT is a present from God! *******************Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
    --Psalm 103:2-3, NLT

  10. OH WOW LISA!!!! Amen!!!! I am so happy for you and your family - and ME too!!!! I have a giant smile on my face right now :0) HE has done it again!

    Praying you through with a giant smile, Kathy

  11. I've been wondering how your PET scan came out. So very glad to learn you are on your way every day to better health. Yes, all thanks be to God. Since you and I "have Tarceva in common" I'm personally encouraged by the amazing effects it can have. I love seeing the medical community astounded by the mighty had of God. In prayer with you Lisa.<><


  12. Praise the Lord! I am blessed by hearing about God's goodness to you Lisa! Praying God continue to take away every bit of cancer. Rejoicing with you and your family!!!

  13. Rejoicing with you!!!
    Love, Lizzie

  14. WOW! In all our lives His Spirit is moveing and drawing us closer together! We are all thankful for your recovery and look forward to seeing you at church...................:


  15. The powerful and almighty God has put his hand on your shoulder. I have so much faith in Him that you will recover from this.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Lisa, and I will continue to pray for your full recovery. He is with you always...