Beloved Friends in Christ,
A lot has happened since the beginning of the year, when I last reported a little about my state of health.
I owe it to you to report again, but what I want to say most of all is that Christ's lovingkindness is better than life, and that he is the comfort of my heart when all earthly comforts fail.
I am very grateful for providential mercies, but where would we be without the sweet love of Christ himself?
I am feeling much better this week than any time for several weeks. My ascites has been partially drained and that has given great relief. After a period of mental confusion arising from this last stage of the cancer, I am having some respite and now feel in a 'wealthy place' (Psalm 66:12).
Thank you for your prayers. I value them tremendously. All the glory for all his mercies belongs to Christ alone.
With warmest thanks,
In the love of Christ,