Wednesday, February 3, 2010

God's Witness Through Illness

A young and very bright woman is a candidate for a faculty position at Denver Seminary. When asked about her Christian journey, she said that her family was foundational to her Christian faith, particularly the witness of her father through a twenty-year chronic illness. He never lost hope and used his many hospitalizations to speak of God's faithfulness to all who would listen: nurses, doctors, and other patients. When this woman questioned Christianity in college, she could not deny the witness of her father through his sufferings. She could not walk away from the reality of God in this life.

This speaks to me. This man is now left this life under the sun. The illness took him, but the illness did not steal his testimony. If God does not heal, we should endeavor to trust him through the ordeals of life in a fallen world. This fallen world is not the final word for the redeemed.

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