Thursday, May 24, 2007

Only God ... A Taylor Update

I confess that I am sitting here shaking my head. Sometimes life kicks you around and you wonder where God is and why He doesn't seem to come running to your side. (By the way, there is always a reason.) And sometimes ... every now and then ... when you really don't expect it ... GOD COMES BLASTING THROUGH the closed and shuttered assumptions of our lives and kicks the crap out of the enemy.

A case in point. I received the following e-mail from Taylor's mom less than an hour ago.

Hello. Wow how prayers work. Our Oncologist came in today(05-24-2007), and told me 4 doctors have confirmed, they are waiting on one more pathologist to confirm but they say Taylor has gone in to remission!!!!!!!THANK YOU GOD!!!!! We will still do everything the same, chemo for six months, all of the treatments, all of the visits. At this point we need to pray that there be no relapse, no transplant needed(so if there is no relapse we wouldnt ever have to worry about a transplant), and also that she doesn't get a fungal infection which is very easy to do with Leukemia patients. Please continue your prayers they are working. That is my everything that keeps us going is FAITH!!!! I know when the doctor came in and gave me some good news, I felt like 50 pounds was taken off of my shoulders, and all I said to myself was Satan you lost!!!!!!!!!Taylor looked and me and just smiled, I just wanted to cry(happy cry), I told her we still have a long road but we are going to do it...You guys thank you for your continued support, friendship, caring, and most of all prayers.......I will keep everyone posted what's going on, but for right now Thank you for letting me be able to share some good news with you.....She did have a heart test today those results will be back in a couple days(but we all know those will be just fine;)))))))))!!!!!!"

Would you like to join me in saying what I am thinking? "Only God." There is no doctor that could make this happen. There is no insurance company that could demand this. There is no treatment ... no medication ... that could guarantee this kind of result.

Only God.

And that is why I love Him. That is why I worship Him. That is why He is the great "I Am."

Would you mind joining me tonight in a little celebration? The first part of Psalm 139 says exactly what I am thinking ... feeling ... swimming in. It will be the last thing I read tonight before the bedside light gets clicked off. Care to do the same? Here it is...

1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
7 Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.

Monday, May 21, 2007

It's Taylor Time!

Just a short note tonight...

Remember the story of Taylor? Well, our little friend will be entering the hospital in Chicago this Wednesday, May 23 for EXTENSIVE testing, treatment, and even surgery. Please remember to be praying for her as she fights this life and death battle against Leukemia. I believe she will be hospitalized for about 10 days.

She says "THANK YOU!