Those of you who read my blog know how much I love and admire John Piper. I esteem him as highly as I do because the Lord has used him so mightily in my own life to raise my esteem for God. John Piper was diagnosed with cancer last December, and by the grace of God is turning the entire trial into a platform for bearing witness to the supremacy of Christ. I love him for that. I love God for that.
On the eve of his surgery to have the cancer removed from his prostate, he penned a little exhortation titled, “Don’t Waste Your Cancer.” As usual, the words are powerful, challenging, and biblical to the core. This piece is not just for those who are battling cancer or some other disease that promises imminent death. It’s for all of us who too often go through our lives as if we would live forever. We won’t. And it’s the essence of folly to order our lives and our devotion as if we would.
Go read this piece from Dr. Piper. It’s a gift for all of us. Don’t waste Dr. Piper’s cancer.