a reprieve

{thanks mum for the photo}

2 months ago, Grandma's CEA counts were in the thousands. The cancer had become immune to the chemo. Doctors assigned an intense new chemo. We prayed. And while hoping, wondered if it would do much of anything. She got her latest CEA reading today: 52.5!!! Can you say GOD? How revealing it is to have your prayers answered in a way you never expected.
Hence the song. Even though it's been posted by others before. I'm putting it up too, because it has been our "theme song" for a long time now.

Still I wonder. Is this the beginning of a miracle? Or just a small reprieve? I wonder, but it's not a nervous wonder. I know that whatever happens next, God is trustworthy. He is faithful. It's a truth that doesn't change. Whether hope shines as brightly as it does now; or whether it's a glimpse of light seemingly overshadowed by darkness. Either way it's a chance to remember the great comfort: HE is SOVEREIGN.

Even though I walk through the valley
Of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle
Of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back I know You are near
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
O no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
O no, You never let go
In every high and every low
O no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me
I can see a light that is coming
For the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise you


Elizabeth said...

Yay! I'll be praying Dams.

Mom said...


beth said...

he is sovereign. he does do miracles... his timing is perfect. his wisdom is unsearchable... he is good. "too loving to do anything unkind and too wise to do anything unjust"

thanks for this post. encouraging thinking about ian...
will be praying for your family as well...

damaris said...

Thanks for the prayers.

and thanks beth for the encouragment.

my family has been praying for ian and will continue.

bekah said...

Praise God! we will continue to pray for her and your family as well.

Sherlock said...

never forget grapefruit

it said...

and never forget His mercy.