Not too long ago we received a package of typed out scripture verses…24 of them on separate sheets of paper. The front cover was a letter and the family shared how they had fought cancer back in 2008 and someone had sent the same verses to them. And now they were passing them on to us for our battle.
And what I love the most, is that each verse is personalized for little Bennett. Here’s one of them…
Because Bennett cleaves to Me in love, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name. Whenever Bennett calls to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will rescue him and honor him with long life. I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. (Psalm 91:14-16)
YES! Doesn’t that just make God’s Word even sweeter to know it is personalized for each of us?
So we are taking them and hanging them around our house…over Bennett’s bed to read them aloud as we rock him to sleep, over the kitchen sink to sing as we wash dishes, on the mirror in the bathroom to speak in power as we get ready for the day.
We are claiming these truths in Bennett’s life!
And don’t you know that God had a purpose in these specific verses being sent to us?! Just today I was reading them again and this one stood out…
Bennett, your whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. (Psalm 63:5)
Our sweet boy needs his body to be fattened and satisfied. At his appointment yesterday, the doctor said that we would have to get the feeding tube again if his weight doesn’t increase soon. Yuck!
So we need you to boldly pray with us, claiming this verse for Bennett…for his body to be fattened and satisfied. He weighed 9.2 kilograms yesterday, which is about 20 pounds. We are praying for 5 more pounds.
Five More Pounds!
When the Israelites were wandering in the desert, God satisfied their bodies with manna alone.
When Daniel was being trained in Babylon, he ate vegetables and water only and was better nourished than the men who ate royal food.
Lord, take the food that Bennett eats and multiply it in his stomach. Give him a hunger for food that fattens and satisfies.
Five More Pounds!
And to update you on the rest of Bennett, his bilirubin went down! It was 1.7 and we are praying it continues to decrease even more. He also had chemo yesterday. We are still waiting for the trial drug to open soon, so until then, he usually gets chemo on Mondays and check-ups throughout the rest of the week. We are taking it a day at a time!
But for Bennett who reveres my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in it’s wings; and you will go out and leap like a calf released from the stall. (Malachi 4:2)
Get fat and leap, my boy!