At 55 years old, I was in the best health I have been in for the last 25 years. Imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I never expected it. With fatty liver disease, I would have believed that my liver had finally given out. With only one kidney, I would have believed that it was done. I just never would have thought cancer.
Don't get me wrong. I have led a blessed life. If God had wanted to take me home, He has had more than enough opportunity. For whatever reason, He has chosen for me to stay on this earth. In fact, I am incredibly blessed. I have a wonderful wife whom I deeply love. I have two great sons (one working on his PhD and other about to complete his Masters degree next spring and get married). My career has been challenging, interesting, fun and fulfilling.
So, if you were to tell me that God has decided to take me home, I would have to say that I have been fortunate to lead the life I have had. I would regret leaving my wife and family tremendously, but I would otherwise be content and thankful for the life I have had.
The thing is this. - I do not believe that my time has come. Prostate cancer is generally curable and mine is no different. I do believe that this has happened for a reason. There is some purpose (or perhaps challenge?) that God has placed before me. My job is to figure out what that is and fulfill it. At least that is what I believe I need to do.
So this is a journey of faith that I am going through. God will use this disease for His purpose. I invite my family and friends to join me in my spiritual journey. It is my hope that you will find growth in your spiritual lives through this experience. May you grow closer to Christ , strengthen your faith, and be blessed!