Much needed encouragement for my own situation!
Bob Klen was dying from a rare form of leukemia. Doctors said he had a 20% chance to survive. He sat in the back with his son and then something happened—something that would change everyone who was there forever.
It happened on a Sunday in 2004 at New Life Church in Houston, Texas. I was preaching a message called the Radical Middle. Bob had come for an uplifting word. He had just gotten devastating news. This was not the sermon he was looking for.
The news that shattered his life was that chemo did not work against the rare form of leukemia that was killing him. His doctors referred him to alternative medicine at M.D. Anderson. This grim news was a double hit. Not only were his options down to nontraditional methods but his insurance would not cover the massive cost of his treatment.
He came to church with his…
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