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What my disease and cure taught me about the gospel

It was a Thursday in 2010. I was home making lunch and thinking about the strange, turbulent week unfolding. My birthday was a day away, but the celebration of a new year of life was overshadowed by tragedy.

On Monday a family friend died of cancer, just one month after the diagnosis was made. On Tuesday an earthquake struck the island of Haiti, and day after day, stories of unimaginable suffering poured through the media. Stirring the pot, I thought sadly about the events of the week. Suddenly my cell phone rang. It was my brother.

The Story Begins

Sickler.

It’s a …

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