whether or not i ever have or ever will meet these people doesn't seem to matter one bit tonight. as i pray for these two families, all that matters is that we were created by and serve the same God, and He has called us to pray for our fellow saints as they endure suffering.
matt chandler, the lead pastor at The Village Church in Dallas was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and is currently undergoing intensive treatment with chemo and radiation. his testimony is one of the glory of suffering and claiming Christ as all regardless of the hardship and uncertainty of what he and his family are facing. being honest about the fears and sadness they have experienced, he and his wife are boldly living out the truth he has preached to thousands.
in the midst of his own journey with brain cancer, he is petitioning people to intercede for a 6 year old little girl named kate mcrae. her story, and the journey she and her family are traveling, is one that will cut deeply, but push you so far into the truth of Christ.
my heart is heavy, but full of Christ's hope. please pray with me for both of these families. their loyalty to the gospel in the midst of such heartache is something that is surely impacting lives daily. at the very least, i pray the arms of the Body of Christ will be far reaching in prayer as long as their journeys endure.