brindleyDr. Glen Brindley, a former COS Board member and longtime chairman of the department of ophthalmology at Baylor Scott and White, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He underwent surgery to remove to the tumor on 3/19/18 and is presently recovering at home. He is planning to undergo chemotherapy in 2-3 months, when he is fully healed from surgery, and possible radiation as well.  

He is a man that in the midst of a devastating diagnosis fully trusts in the Lord as “the One Holy Triune God who is Real, who is Good, and who is Sovereign. He told me recently of his desire to “live what I believe and what I have taught all these years” and to “finish strong.” During a recent message to our local church’s Young Married Sunday School class, he addressed the topic of finishing strong in the faith. He closed with the illustration of a rowing team captain, termed a coxswain, who sits in the stern of the boat and is responsible for directing the rowers. He said that many of us, like these rowers who have their backs to the finish line, have no idea where our finish line lies, but we are called to fix our eyes on Christ, our Coxswain, who sees our finish line clearly. Hebrews 12:1-2 puts it this way, “1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” 

Please pray for Dr, Brindley and his wife Nell that, as they continue to lean into Christ, they will continue to experience His healing, rest, comfort, peace, and wisdom. Pray that God would be glorified and others would be drawn to place their trust in the God that the Brindley’s have come to love, trust, and serve.