Joe Average was very succesfull in his life, and he still is. Studies turned out well according to the plans, as well as getting a job. Career development started with high speed. Beautiful wife, children and their own home in a row house were waiting for him after the work. Working days were often quite long though. On the whole, Joe was quite satisfied with his life, and the boss with his performance at the work. His limited free time he spent with his family. All this was as beautiful as a sunny summer day, 'til tempestuous clouds appeared on the horizon.

First symptom of something more serious was the sense of purposelessness. Convulsion could hit him in the middle of a working day. Why am I sweating long working days? To whom am I leaving the assets I am gathering? Well, to my kids, of course but am I only a meaningless link in the chain of generations? The sole purpose of producing property and offsprings. All this was so frustrating: "Do not overwork to be rich; because of your own understanding, cease!" (Prov. 23:4) His wife already exhorted him to make an appointment with a doctor, which he did. He booked a time of appointment in the internel department of the Holy Spirit Hospital. In a different department of the very same hospital he was born into the new life years ago.

Doctor J. Ch. received him and asked various things. He sent verbal beams like a sonar. After that he suggested x-ray photography for getting a precise diagnosis. They went to the x-ray room right away. X-rays pierced Joe's heart, and took into the light all the hidden: "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." (Hebr. 4:13) "He will convict the world of sin, of sin, because they do not believe in Me;" (John 16:8,9) Soon the photographs were ready, and in the light of them the reason for his symptoms became evident, namely, the cancer called the sin of unbelief. It had already sent some metastasis in his body, such as greed and pride. If this dicease stays untreated, it will lead to certain death "For the end of those things is death. For the wages of sin is death." (Rom. 6:21,23) Dr. J. Ch. consoled Joe, and told that this dicease was treatable, because it was discovered at the early stage.

Even the operation was arranged promptly, which is a small miracle, concerning the long waiting lists for operations. Sharp knives in skillful hands removed the cancer with all metastasis: "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebr. 4:12)
The patient recovered just fine, and is at home already. He will do his work well, but the line of career is not so important anymore. Sleepless nights, sighs and weepings (when nobody was seeing) are gone: "And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away." (Isaiah 35:10) There is no red carpet laid before Joe's feet, but the life still has its own difficulties. Still he and his family are living in hope, because: "But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day." (Prov. 4:18)

With x-ray greetings
J. P.

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