Author and popular speaker Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, has announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lotz, 70, discovered that she had cancer during the afternoon of Aug. 17.
She writes on her website: "The Refiner has just added fuel to the fire in my life. On the afternoon of August 17, 2015, between 3:00 and 3:30, as you may know, I discovered my husband, Danny, unresponsive in our pool. Two days later he was Home! Three years to the day, on the afternoon of August 17, 2018, at the very same time of day...3:00 to 3:30...I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 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. Jesus died on the very same day of the week, at the very same time of the day, crushing the head of the serpent, forever defeating the devil and death. Praise God! The cross...the blood of God's Lamb...trumps anything the devil can throw at us or assign to us!"
"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."
She posted on her Facebook page Wednesday that she was receiving care at the University of North Carolina Cancer Hospital. Surgery is scheduled for Sept. 18.