- Paul Sudbrock
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Today, as I was leaving the hospital, I noticed a man sitting alone in the lobby. It was obvious that he was a patient, so I ask him how long. With a humorous smirk he ask, “since or still”. I opened the door a little wider with “since?” and then “still?”. "Still" brought a more serious tone with “not sure” being the answer.
As the back and forth ensued, I sat next to him and shared my name and he, in kind, told me his. So began a conversation with C.H. that opened memories of my father. You see C.H. has prostate and bladder cancer.
He told me of his operation and the uncertainty of the prognosis. After he finished, I asked him if I could pray with him. He flatly said, ”no” with the clarification that he did not prescribe to such a philosophy. With a smile I retorted, ”but He believes in you.” A smile returned to his face as we started to converse about life and death. In the end, I told him I would be praying for wisdom for the doctors and healing for himself. He thanked me and pleasantly closed the conversation with, “maybe there is a God and he does care about me.”
Salvation is from faith to faith. Share yours today. Who knows a C.H. may just start believing.