Trials and God's Promise

Having begun the clinical trial medications on August 9th, we will return to Seattle in early September for assessment. We returned last Saturday, but a trip to the E.R. on Sunday for pain management kept us from church. The Apostle Paul, describing his trials and God’s promise of a heavenly body, wrote, “Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling.” (2 Cor. 5:2) I’ve done a bit of groaning this past week, as we all do at various points. Some of you are doing so presently. I was saddened to learn this past week that Pastor Wayne Cordeiro has also been struggling with cancer since December. Our prayers go out to him, and to all who groan, but we’re promised a new body!