Leading Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, who announced last month he was beginning chemotherapy in an effort to shrink the malignant tumor in his spine, shared a touching tribute to his wife this week.
On their 48th wedding anniversary, the popular speaker and author said their marriage celebration “looked different” than it had in years past, adding, “but three things remain the same: our love for each other, the gift of family and friends who shower us with kindness, and the abiding faithfulness of our great God.”
Zacharias, 74, shared the update from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“Thanks to everyone who sent greetings and words of encouragement to Margie and me on this occasion,” he wrote. “Please keep us in your prayers as I battle cancer, and accept our heartfelt gratitude for your love and friendship.”
He also shared 1 Corinthians 13:13, which reads, “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Surgeons first discovered the rare cancer known as sarcoma in February, while conducting a procedure to repair Zacharias’ vertebrae. They then worked to get the apologist healthy enough to move from Atlanta to Houston for cancer treatment.
Despite lockdowns due to the spread of the coronavirus, Zacharias and his wife were able to travel to the Texas cancer center in April.
“Truly, God did a miracle in getting me here, literally a day or two just before they had to close to treating any patients outside of Texas,” Zacharias explained at the time.
He will remain in Houston for the duration of his chemo treatment.
“I look forward to gradually seeing this disease mend,” Zacharias wrote.
The itinerant teacher believes he will be healed, confident “God still has more for me to do.” Zacharias said he will continue speaking, whether it’s from his bed or on his feet traveling.
Please continue to pray for Zacharias and his family.