The Worst Incurable Illness
by Jenine Silos
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Ever since the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, committed a sin against God, all men since then fall short to sin and all creatures are bound to go the way of all the earth that is death. Many kinds of diseases and illnesses have emerged upon the earth, targeting humans and even the animals, not one is exempted. Why is that? Because we fall short to sin. And the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)
As the world advances in its technology, while people aim for more knowledge and fleshly recognition, the wickedness of men has also escalated, and it now seemed to be normal despite its absolute contrary to the will of God.
According to the research of ListVerse.Com, there are top 10 incurable diseases that are afflicting across the globe, these are the following:
1. The Common Cold
6. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
8. Lupus Erythematosus
Until now, there are no devised medicines or permanent cure for these diseases despite the relentless efforts of the scholastic medicine scholars. This, however, is one of the mysteries that only the intelligent designer can ever solve: God, the creator of all things. The knowledge and wisdom of humans are limited, even the renown geniuses have their own limits, but unlike humans, the God of all things does not have limits. He sets his own limits and rules. And He alone can do that.
God can cure your asthma with just a flick of his finger, this is a remarkable works of God that we humans could not fathom no matter how advanced our technology is. God works in inexplicable ways that even the most intelligent psychologist in the world could not psycho it.
As an asthma patient before, I could say that having this kind of illness is the most untreatable one, terrible you may add. My brother, who is a nurse, often tells me that there is really no cure for it. Once he said, ¡°Even if it (the asthma) stops bothering you now, it will still occur in your later life, which is when you are old. Asthma is a treacherous disease. ¡± They say that these diseases are incurable, while some others say that only the miracles of God is the only cure. But I say that it is God¡¯s grace that cures a hopeless illness.
An Alzheimer¡¯s disease, the most common form of dementia, has also no cure for it and it is the most terrible disease that I could think of other than asthma. Because it worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. Having Alzheimer¡¯s disease is the most tormenting illness if I were to say, because besides the fact that it¡¯s untreatable, it slowly kills the memory of the affected person until he reaches death—tormenting not only his self but also the people who love him. An affected person of this illness will have mood swings, trouble in language even to the point that they forget what the meaning of every word they say is, and they slowly forget those people around them, including their names. They withdraw from their family and society, and gradually, their bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. So what could be worse than this? Aren¡¯t they any? There is. Know what as we go further.
To unbeliever¡¯s point of view, Alzheimer¡¯s disease, or any from those diseases mentioned above, is the most terrible illness you could have ever gotten. If you happen to acquire any of them, you would probably say:
¡°It¡¯s hopeless from today onwards. I¡¯d die soon, anyway.¡±
¡°I¡¯m sick. And I¡¯m sick of getting sick.¡±
¡°It¡¯s the worst, why of all people, it¡¯s me?¡±
¡°I¡¯m just a burden.¡±
I might sound harsh but, I tell you, yeah, you did really have the most terrible illness! It is not about the illness itself, but you have just said it! I have said it before, too, so I know it. It is actually about you and the way you perceive it.
A professor once said in our Philosophy class, ¡°The worst incurable illness that a man has is not the illness itself, but the refusal to accept it. For there is no cure for this kind of illness, the illness that which you cannot accept.¡±
Now, to a believer¡¯s point of view, this matter depends upon the way you perceive it, the way you see it, and the way you respond to it, and lastly, the way how we act upon the situation in accordance to God¡¯s will.
Why not, instead of disdaining and pitying ourselves, we say:
¡°I¡¯m sick. But my God is a Healing God.¡±
¡°It¡¯s a terminal disease. But if this is God¡¯s will, then there is a purpose behind it. So let His will be done.¡±
¡°When I die, don¡¯t cry for me. In my Father¡¯s arms, I will be. It don¡¯t matter where you bury me, I¡¯ll be home (in God¡¯s heaven) and I¡¯ll be free.¡±(Lyrics excerpt from ¡°All My Tears¡± by Selah)
¡°For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.¡± Philippians 1:21 (New International Version)
¡°For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.¡± Philippians 1:21 (New Living Translation)
If you are a true follower of Christ, then death has no hold of you. The Bible says that death is even better, for we know that we will be home at last, to God¡¯s kingdom in heaven. We will be able to see our Father in Heaven, and he is then able to say to us, ¡°Welcome, my faithful servant!¡±
Does it not sound good to you? It surely does!
However, to someone who does not believe in God, to someone who cannot ACCEPT Christ in their lives, they will surely fear death. For they know where they are going to be, not in the Father¡¯s arms, but somewhere that will torment them for the rest of their eternal life, the HELL.
Alzheimer¡¯s disease, asthma, cancer, and those other incurable illnesses are not really the worst. Do you want to know what the worst, the most terrible illness is? The one that could not be cured? The one that will torment you for the rest of your eternal life?
It is the refusal to accept the Truth.
If you know the Truth, the gospels of Christ, and yet you refuse to accept Him in your life because you love your sins than Him, then I tell you for certain:
¡°You have the most terrible and incurable illness here on earth!¡±
For to me, as a believer and a follower of Christ, the worst incurable disease here on earth is the refusal to accept the Truth, which is Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
So, if you don¡¯t want to have this incurable illness in your life, then go and repent your sins before the LORD, and seek to know Him.
Know the Truth. Do not REJECT it.
Jenine Silos is a writer who writes for a cause: to spread the love of God and to show her love towards God. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her official website at: writeforacause.org
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