David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

Perservers

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A reader of this blog sent me a link to the Desiring God blog where they are asking people to pray for the Pearson family. Mary was diagnosed with ALL in January last year. Their journal is here. Mary has had a bone marrow transplant and now has had a relapse of the leukemia. In Mary Pearson’s most recent entry she writes

“Of the three scenarios the BMT Doc shared with us, the third and most difficult one was the path Mary was going to be on.”

“As long as He gives us steps forward, we will step in faith, because He is the only wise God.”

None of us know what is ahead, but we walk the path with faith.

I was reminded of that today, by the following article by Jeff Van on How to Persevere

Here is a quote

“The author of Hebrews lists two different categories of perseverers.
Hebrews 11:33-35a “who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received back their dead by resurrection.
These were the persevering winners. By faith they kept looking ahead and God allowed them to triumph over the difficult circumstances of their lives.
But please remember that there is a second category of perseverers.
Hebrews 11:35b-38 “Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated- of whom the world was not worthy-wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
These perseverers did not see success over the trials and troubles they faced. They died without seeing the victory. Yet both of these groups were commended for their lives of perseverance!
We do not know what category our life stories will be placed in. It does not really matter. What matters is that we persevere, and finish with faith. When Jesus returns, all of us who have served him will be winners.” ( emphasis mine)

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May 1, 2010 at 11:15 pm

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  1. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

    Russell Carle

    May 2, 2010 at 8:53 am

    • I have not had to face any of that type of trial yet, but I pray that like you, I will “keep the faith”, so others see Christ in me. Thanks for the updates.

      Patty Young

      May 3, 2010 at 9:30 pm


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