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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Great Rescue

In honor of my truly great rescue two years ago and to bring praise to My Rescuer, I am rerunning this post. Finding out friends have cancer stinks! Walking through dark tunnels stink! Today, I'm still walking toward the light because I've learned that's the only way out. I pray you are walking through your own fire too, holding the hand of Jesus.

I have to be honest with you. This week I didn’t spend much time in Daniel or working on the study. However, I have spent many long, long hours and days and nights in the fiery furnace. The fire of cancer. The furnace of doctor’s offices. The flames of long telephone conversations with the insurance company. My fiery furnace.

See what I mean?

Just listen.

Lisa answered Cancer, “Your threat means nothing to me. If you throw me in the fire, the God I serve can rescue me from your roaring furnace and anything else you might cook up, O Cancer. But even if he doesn’t, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference, O Cancer, I still wouldn’t serve your gods or worship at your altar of fear, worry, panic and death...”

Suddenly Cancer jumped up in alarm and said, “Didn’t I throw one girl, bound and gagged into the fire?”
“But look!” Cancer said, “I see a girl and a man, walking freely in the fire, completely unharmed! And the man looks like a son of the gods!”

Lisa walked out of the fire.

All the important people, the doctors and nurses and insurance representatives, gathered around to examine her and discovered that the fire hadn’t so much as touched Lisa—not a hair singed, not a scorch mark on her clothes, not even the smell of fire on her!

"Therefore I issue this decree: Anyone who says anything against the God of Lisa will be ripped to pieces. There has never been a god who can pull off a rescue like this.
Daniel 3:16-18, 24-25, 27 & 29 (Lisa’s version)

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