The boys and I have been checking in on Stellan several times a day for the past few days, anxious to read an encouraging word... hopeful for healing. So far, he's had his ups and he's had his downs, but nothing permanent. The doctors are still working... and we're still praying! In all of this, though, there is some really good news to which we all must cling-- GOD is still on His throne, and He's not finished with this little boy yet; otherwise He would have already called him home. Clearly the LORD is still working in this situation... and so we'll wait. and we'll trust. and we'll pray.
"In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."
"Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."
"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield."
"I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O LORD my God."
"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the LORD more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption."
"But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me."
In the meantime, the boys "wrote" Stellan's name on our front sidewalk (and we sent a snapshot to his mom :) because they wanted to share their support-- they wanted his family to know that we are praying for their sweet babe. Every day. Over and over and over again. All of us. And thankfully, so are hundreds of others...
When you have a spare second, hop on over to Stellan's name gallery (you can check it out here), and prepare to be amazed. His name is being spread all over the world, from Canada to Baghdad to Haiti to London... it really is amazing! The body of believers-- lifting this precious boy's name to heaven-- is incredible! And inspiring. And awesome. Truly. The outpouring of support, in fact, for this tiny babe, leaves me just about speechless...
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."