Unfortunately, healthier choices didn't prevent a massive invasion of cancer. Within weeks of her exam, Cindy was having a double mastectomy. We are still praising God for delivering her from such a close call.
Perhaps the question isn't if you've had a close call, but how recently have you. None of us is exempt from the forces of nature, the temptations of Satan, or sinful natures of humankind, are we?
Not even the Holy Family was immune to a close call.
After the wise men had gone, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Hurry and take the child and his mother to Egypt! Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is looking for the child and wants to kill him.”
Matthew 2:13 CEV
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9 RSV