In loving memory of Margaret Robble, who went to be with the Lord on July 26th, 2017.
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:2-3 ESV)
For almost thirty years, my dear wife Margaret endured health challenges caused by the autoimmune disease sarcoidosis. I watched her fight a heroic battle, and through it all she faithfully embraced the love and comfort of God. Her contagious joy, unshakable faith, and keen sense of humor were an inspiration to many. The Lord blessed us with real hope and steadfast love through the years, and we were grateful to write about it in our book, Always Sick, Always Loved: Hope for Families Living with a Chronic Illness.
In the last few months of her life, Margaret passionately encouraged me to write a second book on living a life of purpose with a long term illness. It is entitled Sick and Significant: The Indispensable Life of the Chronically Ill, and focuses on how all Christians, regardless of their medical circumstances, are essential to the body of Christ. With God’s help I recently finished the manuscript, and my prayer is that it will be published sometime this fall. Starting this month the focus of my blog posts will be excerpts from Sick and Significant, which I pray they will be words of timely encouragement for you.
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May our great God and Savior richly comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.