Monday, December 07, 2009

Testifying that Christ is All

Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, is one of my favorite preachers to listen to via podcast. So, like countless others, I was shocked and concerned to hear last week that he had a seizure on Thanksgiving Day and doctors discovered a brain tumor.

He had surgery on Friday and seems to be recovering well, praise God. But what really amazes me is his reaction to this turn of events. From the blog post he wrote before the surgery, to the video that was shown at his church yesterday, to his and his wife's Twitter updates, it has been beautiful and inspiring to see this couple (and their church) making much of Christ, even in the midst of unimaginably frightening circumstances.

It would be well worth your time to read and watch this husband, father, and man of God testifying, *before* knowing the outcome of his surgery, that Christ is the greatest treasure of his life:


Sarah said...

Hey Amy! Thanks for sharing this. Mike's ipod hasn't been working so he hasn't been able to listen to the Village Church in the past few weeks. Matt is one of Mike's favorites to listen to.

The video is powerful--what a testimony to everyone who watches that he stands in hope in what God has for him, regardless of the outcome.

Danielle said...

We watched the video message today. Wow, it was awesome! I hope that would be my response, should I be in such a situation.