The stories of pain here are everywhere. A 3 year old girl was just place in the bay right beside Noah's bed in the PICU. She has the exact same tumor situation as Noah. Same symptoms, same place, same size. I (John) spoke briefly with her mother and she has lots of tears and looks like we do - a deer in headlights. Pastor Steve gave me a vial of anointing oil before I left Athens. Believing God's word is true in James 5, Jessica and I have been anointing Noah every day and praying in faith over him. I asked this mom if she was a believer - she is. So we grabbed hands, anointed her daughter and prayed the same prayer of faith over her daughter as we have over Noah. I have no idea what her name is but God does and she is gonna be just fine, just like Noah.
Pray for this place, the people, the doctors, the parents - the children.
There is no time out for the calling of God - we are called to be salt and light every where. To be His hands and feet in every situation. Remember Jesus on the cross?? He ministered to the thief on the his side and trusted his mother's care to the apostle. Ministry never stops - we are blessed to be used whenever for whatever.
As I walked out of the PICU I heard a familiar sound - one of the other parents had logged on to my myspace music page and was listening to the music on it. Sonya had told him I was a writer and musician. He was listening to a song I wrote several years ago about the uncertainty of life and the certainty of God's faithfulness. I haven't listened to that song in a long time. It is interesting how God reminds us of His promises and His presence in such awkward ways. I wanted to share it with everyone to remind us all that worrying adds nothing to our life - the best thing to do with trouble is to know God has us in His hands no matter where we stand - in our chances and in our fear - as He holds us and until every question we have is made clear through His answers.
*Edited in 2019; below are new links to the song "Incredible You."
These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.