Monday, September 26, 2011

Victory Over Death--Jesus Wins Again!

I came across this today.  It was powerful and moving.  A boy with cancer, alone in the hospital is brought into a Christian family by adoption.  He comes to Jesus and fights the rest of his short life with faith and joy.  The second video is Pastor John Piper's sermon about young Victor's life and faith. (If you watch the first video be sure to have some tissue nearby.)

Pastor Piper wrote this about Victor:
 It was one of the great privileges of my life to speak the word of God at the memorial service for 14-year-old Victor Manuel Watters on September 11, 2011. Sober, painful, and joyful — that’s how I would describe this unexpected way to mark 9/11.
Victor died of cancer — Ewing’s Sarcoma. At the age of nine he was in the hospital alone. His birth family was unable to care for him. Mike and Deb Watters were often on the same unit because of a similar cancer in their daughter. To make a spectacular story of grace short, they adopted Victor, cared for him, led him to Jesus, and surrounded him with overflowing love as he died on September 7, 2011.