Tuesday, May 30, 2006

"Don't Waste Your Cancer" (A Reprise)

Today I'll attend the funeral of a long-time family friend. In fact, the older children in this family are the first friends I can ever remember outside my own extended family. Although I wish this day had come years from now, I'm glad that the holiday weekend allowed me to be nearby.

On this day my mind is inescapably drawn to John Piper's recent piece, "Don't Waste Your Cancer." These friends of mine have not, are not, and will not. They've offered plain evidence that Piper's words are grounded in biblical truth and divine grace that is sufficient even when the treatment is not.

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