Question: How do you feel?
Answer: I feel amazing today!
Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of the Corinthian Baptist Church, answered that question with a bit of wonder. He expressed the fact that he didn’t know why on Monday that he would feel so good. However, he welcomed this feeling. On Monday he had arranged and held a surprise birthday party for his number one fan, his daughter, Bethani: “The greatest daughter in the whole wide world.” While family and friends gathered to celebrate, smiles, laughter and feeling good were definitely on the menu.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full,” John 10:10. Jesus said these words to show that we are not meant to merely make it through life no matter what the circumstances. We are supposed to live life to the fullest doing what makes us happy and joyful, no matter what the circumstances.
“I feel amazing today,” Fuzz said. “I don’t know the reason for this great feeling but it is a welcome change after the past two weeks of just awful.”
There had been swelling in his legs, hands and face. And yet, fluid on the legs is all gone now. “I don’t know when it will return but right now it’s gone,” Fuzz said.
Rev. Enoch Fuzz remains on his journey with stage four lung cancer with continuous declarations of faith all along the way. There are endless inquiries as to his situation. Fuzz’s response for the many friends who always ask is: “How I’m doing? I say I’m doing much better, but cancer is an insidious illness. My doctor reminds me to just be realistic. Cancer has a way sometimes to just show up and spread.” He refuses to let his life be killed, stolen or destroyed during any circumstances (including cancer).
“But miracles happen with cancer more than any other illness,” Rev. Fuzz said. “That’s been my life experience. So I keep the faith. Keep the faith!”
People make us happy and give us joy. When we celebrate, these are the times that give testimony to this joy. Without him talking about it, the joy of his daughter, his grandson, his son-in-law, other family, friends and church members, Rev. Enoch Fuzz subtly gives honor to the people in his life at all times. Happy birthday to you, Bethani. Your father cherishes the day he was blessed with your birth.
Continue to pray for Rev. Enoch Fuzz because he is also in continuous prayer for you and the “whole wide world.” Visit his Facebook site where you will find him sharing his praise in pictures, testimony and song. As we continue to follow God’s guide, keep following his weekly journey, ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’