Saturday, June 27, 2009

"Don't despise the sufferings..."

So says my blogging colleague David Wayne in this video prepared for viewing by some of his Presbyterian pastor collagues.

A few months ago, David was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Cancer was also found in other portions of his body.

In the video below, David talks about what he has learned, especially about the "theology of the cross," the belief that because God took on our humanity, including suffering on the cross, we meet God in our own cross experiences, which God can use to make us more Christlike, more fitted for a full life here and in eternity. As you will see, David's faith has deepened way beyond "head knowledge" in these past months. He has come to know God in a more intimate, profound, and trusting way. Thank you, David, for this!

This is a remarkable video. Please take the time to watch it...and please keep David and his family in your prayers.

David Wayne - My Battle with Cancer from David Wayne on Vimeo.


Spencer Troxell said...

It is brave of David Wayne to share this experience with us. God bless him.

David Wayne said...

Hi Mark - many thanks for your encouragement and for posting this on your blog and thanks especially for all your prayers. As you have said before I do hope we can do some bookstore browsing again some time in the future.

Mark Daniels said...

I would love for us to do just that together. God bless.