In 2020, Tim Keller was diagnosed with Stage 1V pancreatic cancer – and his entire life changed.
He went through 14 rounds of chemotherapy and a surgery to remove the nodules – but now they are back with a vengeance.
As Keller shares an update on the battle he is facing, he is asking Christians everywhere to intercede on his behalf – and here is his specific request.
Keller is headed to the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland to begin a different type of immunotherapy – similar to the one he had last year.
His doctors hope this treatment will be successful – but after a brutal experience last year Keller is asking Christians to intercede on his behalf as he knows he has a steep battle ahead.
Christianity Today reported:
“The tumors “are unfortunately in some fairly inconvenient places,” Keller said, “so the doctors encouraged us to go through the treatment again, this time targeting a different genetic marker of the cancer.”
“It was brutal last June, so we approach this with an awareness of how much prayer we need,” Keller wrote on Twitter.
“Please pray for our trust and dependence on God, for his providential oversight of the medical preparations now in process, and for our desire to glorify God in whatever comes our way. Thank You.”
Tim Keller has dedicated his life to teaching and preaching and leading others to Christ – and even during his darkest days of fighting cancer he’s still using his own struggles as a testimony.
During his first round in fighting cancer, Keller wrote a book on the Resurrection called Hope in Times of Fear.
He also wrote a piece for The Atlantic called “Growing My Faith in the Face of Death”.
While we know all of us will face death at some point – as humans our minds still struggle with grasping the finality of it.
As Christians we can take comfort in the truth we will spend forever in eternity with Jesus in heaven – but that doesn’t mean we won’t mourn the loss of leaving our loved ones behind.
Tim Keller could have cursed God for getting cancer – or been angry with Him.
But instead, he is using his own struggles to bring glory to God and inspire others to keep their faith in Jesus.
At the end of the day, Jesus is our living hope and everything in this world will pass away – including our earthly bodies.
We pray the next round of cancer treatments for Keller are successful and that he will be comforted by the love of his family and the peace of Jesus.
Throughout the chaos, we ask God to give His peace that surpasses all understanding to both Keller and his loved ones – and that their faith will remain resolute.
And finally, we pray and hope the teachings of Keller will lead countless people to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Will you say a prayer for Tim Keller and his family?
Have you ever experienced a loved one suffering a terminal diagnosis?
If so, how has that impacted your faith?
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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