The Final Gift
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2008 Oct 23
A few days ago a man who happens to live in another country wrote me with the sad news that his sister-is-law is dying of cancer. The doctor says she does not have a long time to live. Although she has received the news with grace and faith and seems to be doing well, he writes in part because he is concerned for her. She has chosen, at least for the moment, not to follow an aggressive program of treatment because the doctor says they cannot cure the cancer. And he is concerned for her husband, his brother, who came back to the faith a few years ago, mostly because of her vibrant Christian witness.
What should he
say? How can he help his sister-in-law? That was the burden of his note
to me. Here is an edited version of my answer to him.
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