This beautiful story is about friends of ours in Tennessee. God is bigger than cancer and bigger than this world. Jesus brings hope for our future, even after death.
“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,and last of all he appeared to me also…
For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them — yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”
“…When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Oh death, where is your victory?
O grave, where is your sting?”
“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I Corinthians 15
UPDATE as of Sept. 16, 2016: Beloved teacher Ben Ellis died of cancer, according to an email sent this morning to parents of Christ Presbyterian students.”With deep sadness and a very heavy heart, I write to tell you that our beloved Ben Ellis has passed away. Since last December, millions of people around the world have prayed for Ben to be healed of his cancer,” Headmaster Nathan Morrow wrote. “Today, Ben entered Heaven fully healed; he is home.” The Tennessean