His wife Rachel.
Their two boys Cody and Jakob.
Fighting through a terminal illness.
Halfway through this book, I wanted to pretend I had never started it. I wanted to push it away. I made myself keep reading.
Suffering, we want to keep it as far away from ourselves as possible. Placing yourself in proximity to it takes courage. This book deeply challenges and inspires. Their story is courage gathered up and defended.
We struggle with Krisitian through his cancer journey from his poignant, honest journal entries. He holds onto his faith with unwavering resolve.
Even in the Darkest Moments Light can Shine Through.
After Kristian, a television editor, makes a birthday video for his wife Rachel (complete with Hugh Jackman) he attracted the attention of Oprah. His story of faith became well-known around the world. He successfully campaigned to get a powerful cancer drug on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme in Australia. He left a legacy of faith to his family.
From his last blog post:
There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in… the truth is, we’re all broken, we’re all cracked, and what so many people see as a fault or a malfunction really is something to be considered useful.
Rachel describes in the book when they were watching a portion of The Fellowship of the Ring.
Frodo says: “I wish the right had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”
Gandalf replies: “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time given us.”
Their story is hope in the darkness.
Their story is purpose even when the answer is no.
Their story is faith even when we don’t understand.
Their story is courage and it is needful.
Each day we are given is much and it is enough.
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