Written by Teng-Ko Weng
Translated by Naomi
After staying in hospital for two months, Luke was finally starting to recover from his brain surgery. His doctor told him, “You’ve just had radiation therapy right after chemotherapy. It will be impossible for your hair to grow back in the future.” Luke was very sad after hearing this news. I told him, “God has counted the number of hairs on your head. Without permission from Jesus, you would not lose a single hair. You can pray to the Lord for new hair.” And then, Luke stared to pray for his new hair. Gradually, his hair grew back. By now, Luke has so much hair that we have had to cut his hair several times. After having experienced God’s care for his hair, Luke has developed a much stronger faith in Christ. He truly understands how the Lord has always been in control. He believes that Jesus saves and that Jesus helps. It is the Almighty God who has planned to use Luke’s life to show His divine glory from the heavens.
After a while, the doctors gave us a medical report about Luke’s tumour. They told us that the tumour had disappeared completely. They were amazed by Luke’s recovery. I thanked the Lord in heart. I know that Luke’s healing is because of the Lord’s miraculous power. His love is kind. His love is astonishing. He has saved us in the middle of these crises. He has led Luke through the valley of death.
While my son was staying in the hospital, God has shown His kindness through many people. Many brothers and sisters in church prayed, with tears, for Luke. They even fasted for his healing. Their help and faithfulness enabled Luke to fight through many deadly situations. It is by God’s protection that Luke was able to face all these dangers with peace.
It has been one year now since Luke’s brain tumour has disappeared. Luke is doing well but his brain is slightly impaired because of the surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments. His pituitary gland and hypothalamus have completely lost their functions. Luke will have to take medicine for the rest of his life. He also lost half of his eye sight. He can only see the items directly in front of his eyes. The doctors told us that his eyes are permanently damaged; there is no way for this to be healed. However, we sincerely believe the Lord has a wonderful plan for him. We know God is capable.
Luke has experienced a lot of difficulties these past several years. He has suffered from Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and cancer. However, Luke is able to rely on God. God listen our prayers. He saved Luke. If not for the divine faith and strength from above, we would not have been able to face so many trails. Having faith in God means respecting God as the almighty creator; and God values such a faith.
When we are facing painful tests, we should fear no evil. God tells me, “Be still, and know that I am God” He also gives you the same promise. We can cast our anxiety on him, and he will save us from all kinds of troubles. Witnessing Luke’s healing process first-hand has become blessing to all of our families. Together, we handed in our divine assignment to the Lord. We showed him we had faith and trusted in his guidance. In return, he offered us his kindness and abundant grace.
We know that we still have a long way to go. There are lots of challenges before us. However, we are fully convinced in the Lord’s ability to conquer all things. It is never a mistake to rely on Him. If we are hurt and desperate, we must remember to take courage in Christ. The salvation from the Lord is our only help. His great love and power has helped us to win every battle against evil. The Lord asks us to be still. When we are still, we will experience his presence, faithfulness and true peace. We will see his tremendous wonders.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
He also said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart！ I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)