Today's featured face is NOT Dr. Phil! In fact this face is not of a famous person, at least not according to most people. It's my baby brother Mark Lietha. Now I know the rules for my caricatures this month was that they are to be of FAMOUS people. Well, that's true, but today is my birthday and I chose to feature my brother. Not good enough for you? OK, it's my 50th birthday! Ah yes, I thought that might do it.
I would like you to consider making my brother "famous" in a special way. I'd like you to think of him often and pray for him. A few weeks ago he was diagnosed with throat cancer and he is now undergoing chemo and radiation. As you can imagine it is not a pleasant process. The good news is that the doctors have given him a promising outcome and that is encouraging.
Doctors and medical technology are a blessing, however, our hope ultimately is in the God of the Gospel. He is in control, and each thing that comes into our lives is in His hand.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.