A Note from David Bedsole (blog ghostwriter):
I’m not a cyclist. I’m not even in shape! But my brother-in-law has cancer, and that really torques me. It makes me angry that sin exists in the world, and not just moral sin, but physical decay–sin enough to implant a cancerous mass of cells in the body of an otherwise healthy 27-year-old man.
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Lauren and Clay, and to grieve and pray when necessary, but mostly to laugh in Satan’s face. We know that we have a Champion who will not only ruin sin in the end, but is ruining it now. Cancer will not win. Clay and Lauren cannot lose.
But some of us want to do a little more in the here and now, so we’ve decided to take the 45 mile Livestrong Challenge in Austin. The ride will be October 26 of this year, and we’re recruiting people to do it with us. If you can participate, please let me know. If you cannot ride, consider contributing to the team. Each rider has to raise $250 in order to participate. This money will benefit cancer victims.
As I said before, I’m not a cyclist. I have further to go than many of you to make this happen. But this isn’t about me. It isn’t even about Clay. Riding a bike won’t destroy sin and death; only Christ can do that.
But riding a bike is a way to celebrate the victory that was won, and is being won, and will be won.