Pastor and author Max Lucado made a sobering announcement on his website this week, revealing a “serious” health condition yet also expressing his trust full trust in the Lord.
Lucado, the leader of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas and author of nearly 100 books, has been diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm as he announced in a letter published to his website.
“Because this is a serious condition, I wanted you to hear from me personally,” he wrote, along with an accompanying video in which he explained that the bulge in his aorta is “quite sizable.”
“Though surgery is a possibility, none is planned at the moment,” Lucado wrote. “The current strategy is to wait, watch, and pray that the aneurysm doesn’t increase any further in size. I am maintaining my normal routines and commitments; my ministry is undisturbed by this news.”
He went on to share some good news, however: “I feel fine. I am under the care of an outstanding medical team, and most of all, I am in the hands of a good God.”
Lucado promised to share any further updates on his website.
“For now, please know that I am fully trusting our heavenly Father. I am grateful for your prayers for me and for my family,” he concluded.
In 2007, Lucado, who had long since stopped taking a salary from Oak Hills due to his successful career as an author, stepped down as primary pastor due to an atrial fibrillation.
He had since resumed preaching and has continued to publish books and regular devotionals.
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