my pastor, David Landrith, was diagnosed last week with a very agressive, very deadly cancer.
the outlook… is grimm.
except for one thing… God.
God is all powerful and the author of our lives. He is the giver of peace, and the doer of miracles.
you would not believe the sermon this man of God preached on sunday. you have to hear it to believe it:
I’d list the main points, but i want you to listen. instead I want to tell you some of the reasons I personally love him so much, and count it a privilege to beg God to heal him.
-the first time i was meeting him, before i came to work at Long Hollow he said to me “we need you more than you need us”. while i now know this isn’t really the case… the humility and kindness behind this sentiment showed me the character of the man I would soon serve under.
-we have a parking problem at long hollow because so many people are coming to hear about Jesus every week. as a result we have to park off-campus. and even though he is there before anyone else, and leaves last, he always parks in the least convenient off-campus parking spot he can find. again, an example of servant leadership.
-every year he sends a hand written birthday card to each of my children ( i have 4, that’s a lot of kids) he does this for every staff child.
-he always asks about my family and my husband, by name. because he loves them too.
-he is the same on the stage, or in the hallway, or watching a football game. he is the “real”est leader I have ever known.
-he never stops pointing to christ, sharing the truth of the gospel and defending his people. his loyalty is reknowned.
please join me in begging God for the miracle of healing, although Brother David said it best “I’m already cured of the most deadly disease, my sin nature.”
He told us not to waste his cancer but to get out there and share the truth of the gospel.
there are people dying who won’t go to heaven unless they say yes to Jesus.
I love my pastor. Please pray with me.