Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham and an evangelist in her own right, has announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Lotz, 70, discovered that she had cancer during the afternoon of Aug. 17, three years to the day, and during the same time of day, when she discovered that her now late husband was unresponsive in their pool. He died two days later.
“The Refiner has just added fuel to the fire in my life,” she wrote on her website explaining her perspective Monday on receiving this news in a post titled “My Cancer: My Fuel for the Fire.”
“When I realized the strange ‘coincidence’ of the timing, I came to the chilling conclusion that it was an assignment from the enemy. But just as that thought was forming, I heard the soft, gentle whisper of the Spirit, reminding me that it was on a Friday, during that very same time … between 3:00 and 3:30 in the afternoon … that God’s Passover Lamb was sacrificed.”
She added: “So I am left to worship and totally trust our God who is ultimately in control. Of everything.”
Lotz asked for prayers for God to heal her in “whichever way He deems would bring Him the most glory,” whether with or without surgery, “or through the greater miracle of the resurrection.”
“Please pray for me … and my family … as we follow the Good Shepherd through this Valley of the Shadow. The bottom-line of our prayer is that our faith would be purified, God would be glorified, and Jesus would be magnified through every step we take on this new journey, until the Refiner sees His own reflection mirrored in my life.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter