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  • Writer's pictureJohn Kim

The Original Gangsta (Part Deux)

John 1:27 “He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.” Yesterday my dad had a busy day. He went to go play tennis for the first time in over six months, and he went for a doctor’s appointment. He’s feeling stronger than ever, and the doctor actually told him to stop gaining weight back because she’d have to up his chemo dose if he kept at it. All that is great, but she also told him that they found a spot in his lung that might be cancerous. If it is, it would mean that he’s moved from stage 3 to stage 4. It could be just some inflammation so not definitive, and the plan is to continue with chemo and keep an eye on it until the next CT scan in a few weeks. This morning I was meditating on scripture and was reminded of this verse that my brother Jinwoo prayed over me some months ago when I first found out my dad has cancer. I shared about it on November 2nd last year. I’ve since committed it to memory, and whenever my faith starts to falter I just repeat it over and over. See when we get into a place of knowing how holy God is… how set apart… how powerful… how amazing… we just can’t help but have faith. And faith leads to miracles. In today’s verse, an incredible man of faith named John (no relation to yours truly) was mistaken to be the messiah himself. But he had to set the record straight. “Man, you think I’ve got skills? Wait til you see the O.G. who’s coming next. He’s so next level I’m not even worthy to tie his shoelaces!” That is the posture that led to miracles in the life of John the Baptist. That is the posture that will lead the miracle of healing for my dad. Lord, I declare that you are holy. You are set apart. The distance between me and you is farther than the east is from the west, and yet you loved me so much that you’d destroy that gap and give me constant communion with you. Cancer stands no chance, because greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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