As I suspect many of you have heard by now, about a week ago Nicole and I received news that has radically changed our lives. When you hear a diagnosis of cancer, there are many things that are uncertain. But even in these first few days, we are being reminded constantly that there are two things that are certain; the faithfulness of God and the love of his people.
To say that we have been overwhelmed by the love of the body of Christ would be an understatement. The outpouring of prayers, words of encouragement and genuine offers of assistance have been amazing. These expressions of love and support have come not only from within our Rock Church family, but from countless other churches and leaders.
Seeing the church respond in such an authentic and loving way reminds me anew of why God gave us the gift of the body of Christ. I honestly don’t know how people make it through the difficult seasons of life without a relationship with Jesus and the love and support of a church family. There is really nothing else in this world that compares.
So I just want to take a moment to say thank you. I thank God and I thank all of you for the gift of the church family. We are just beginning this journey in Nicole’s battle with cancer. We have our first oncologist appointment tomorrow, so we will hopefully know more after that. But I am already grateful; grateful for the power of God that I know will be displayed in this process, and grateful for the love of our Rock Church family, and beyond.