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Roberts, Sadie comment (0)

October 13, 2005


Sadie (Thadine) Roberts is an inspiration to many people. After beating breast cancer three years ago, the cancer returned. Yet Roberts still sings in the church choir, leads a Sunday School class, participates in Women on Mission and services on the health ministry committee, among other activities at First Baptist Church, Athens. Recently she led a Bible study seminar to help cancer patients and their families deal with the illness.

Q: What keeps you going?

A: Knowing who I am in Christ Jesus. Knowing that people are praying for me every day. Knowing that everything is in God’s hand and whatever happens, as long as God is glorified, it doesn’t matter.

I just put one foot in front of the other. I don’t take identification with the illness. I identify with Christ.

This body of mine that I have to be in on earth may have cancer but it’s not me. It’s the body I’m in, but that’s not where I find my identity. My identity is in Christ Jesus.

Q: How do you do it?

A: The Lord does everything. I can do everything through Christ. I try to stay in the Word and prayed up.

Q: How do your family members support you?

A: All the kids call me every day. My husband has been right there next to me with all of my treatments. I know they are all on my team to do anything I need and encourage me.

Q: Do you plan to lead another seminar?

A: If I have the opportunity, I will.


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