My surgery is less than 48 hours away. I’m glad it’s almost here, and I appreciate all the prayers, cards, texts, emails, and calls. It’s good knowing the community of faith surrounds and supports you.
Over the past couple of weeks, my symptoms have gotten increasingly worse.
For those who want to know how to pray for me specifically, I ask that you pray:
- For the surgery to go well.
- That the tumor has been the source of my symptoms and that once it’s out, my symptoms will stop.
I know Jesus has been walking by my side through all this. Dr. Adrian van Kaam has said, “When you outrun the pace of grace, you lose your peace.”
Dr. van Kaam’s statement reminds me that there is a pace to God’s grace. When we walk with Jesus at the pace God sets, God’s peace surrounds us.
Paul reminds us that to live is Christ and to die is gain (Phil 1:21). Since this life is all we know, we tend to tenaciously hang onto what we know. God’s grace reminds us that no matter where we find ourselves or what happens, it happens in God’s amazing grace.
After the surgery, I plan on updating this site, although I have no idea when I will feel well enough to do so.