I know of a young girl who passed away from cancer at the tender age of 5. About a year later, her mother had a dream. In the dream, she saw her daughter blowing candles on a birthday cake at a birthday party. She asked her daughter who were those people next to her. Her daughter replied, "My new family.".
I know of another young lady who discovered in her mid-20s that she had stage 4 lung cancer in her lung. According to her doctor, this type of cancer was the slow-growing type and she probably had it for about 10 years already. She had no symptoms except for incessant coughing for about a year and vomitting of blood. Numerous tests (including X-rays of her lungs) revealed nothing wrong. The family was devastated as there was no smoker in their midst and the young lady did not go to pubs or other places with heavy smokers around. She bravely started on radiotherapy and then progressed to chemotherapy (when radiotherapy failed). In the meantime, the cancer cells spread to her back, her bones and her head. She went for an operation to remove the tumour in her head. After her operation, the side of her head where the tumour was became sunken due to the removal of the tumour.
The young lady lived longer than the doctor expected. She fought the good fight and never gave up. Most of all, she kept her head up and remained of good cheer, always believing that everything will be well. Shortly before Chinese New Year about 2 to 3 years ago, she was in hospital abroad and it was a public holiday that day. When she started gasping, the nurses could not locate the doctor. By the time the doctor came, she had been heavily pumped with morphine in an attempt to ease her pain. She died with her eyes open. And yet, after the death of a lovely young lady who was gentle beyond reproach and of a kind and generous heart, numerous friends and relatives came forward with heartwarming stories of how she appeared in their dreams, showing them in their dreams that she was happy and at peace. Her mother was travelling on a highway once and she looked up when she was thinking about her daughter. At that point in time, the clouds parted and formed the letter "M" (ie. for "Mother"?).
Life is very fragile. You would probably have come across the phrase "here today, gone tomorrow" often.
So let us take good care of our health but do not end up being a health fanatic. There are people who visit the gym daily, exercising for several hours each time. They refuse to partake any meat and restrict themselves to fruits for dinner.
By all means, maintain a healthy lifestyle but more importantly, have faith that His blood has washed us clean and purchased for us a clean bill of health. When He is for us, who can be against us?