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)
With x-ray greetings