News Anchor Announcements set the Stage

I was blown away about a story written by Mike Miller for ijreveiw.com titled “News Anchor Makes Startling On-Air Announcement: He Only Has 4-6 Months To Live,” not because of any of the most thought of reasons like he was brave enough to share it with the audience or he may be seeking sympathy or increasing viewership.  I was blown away because it was only today that I was speaking to my own audience about the miracles average people perform every day.

In the article Mr. Miller reports that “Champaign, IL, news anchor Dave Benton, 51, told viewers during a broadcast on Thursday that he has an inoperable brain tumor – and that doctors tell him he only has 4-6 months to live. The born-again Christian said he believes he is in God’s hands:

“I am at peace and I know he’s going to take care of the days ahead and that the goal here is to have the best ones possible.”

I was blown away because of what the article said toward the end “Stories like this one serve to remind us that when we sometimes think we’re in our darkest hours, there is someone out there whose challenges make ours pale in comparison.”  This statement is so very true and one of the most amazing things about this is Mr. Benton has now shown so many others how to deal with news like this.  Too many times we react to information like this because we have no other idea how to react.  Mr. Benton has set the example and if we learn anything from him, it should be to be and remain at peace knowing God will take care of the rest.  Putting full faith in God means that soon our soul will say it’s time to shed our man-made disease ridden body for that perfect body that God himself has created for each of us.


I to, share the author’s idea of “thoughts and prayers go out to Dave Benton and his family” and I pray that they soon know that even if he is not here on earth with them, they will never be without him.

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