It is His word that gives us the strength, peace, comfort, hope, and grace that we need each and every day. How could we ever endure this without Christ and His words of promise. He truly is sufficient…even in such a time as this.
I am blown away by the prayers and scriptures that have been prayed over Susana all over the world. I am serious when I say that prayers are reaching the Father’s throne from the 4 corners of the earth. We have people praying in Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, South America, Latvia, Central America, England, and so many other countries. I am sure that we have well over 50,000 people praying for our precious Susana. What a blessing!!! The body of Christ has supported us in so many ways.
So, what I am in the process of doing is going over every single email, facebook comment, caring bridge comment, and blog comment, and what I am doing is writing down every single scripture that has been prayed over her. I want to take all these scriptures and write them on a big poster board or banner or something and place them in Susana’s room so that we can always be praying scripture over her. We know that there is power in the Word of God!
Susana is on her 3rd cycle of her 1st round of chemo. The doctors say that so far she is doing well. Last night, we were so excited to see her perk up for about a half hour. She just started talking, joking around with Isabela, laughing, and praying. I asked her if she wanted to maybe take a walk and she said that she wanted to go to the park or the beach. Well, she was just about to get up to take a walk, and then she decided that she did not want to. Oh well, it was just so good to see her perk up for a bit. Then, she said that her tummy was starting to hurt again and then she went back to lying down and not saying much.
Today, she is doing better. She is talking somewhat, which is just so wonderful to hear. I hope that soon we can take a walk to the playroom. But we take things moment by moment. Right now, she said that she wants to eat some chicken nuggets. Hopefully, by the time the nuggets arrive from the cafeteria she will not have changed her mind.
We had a talk with Isabela yesterday to explain to her what is going on with Susana. She seemed to really understand what we were saying and she became sad for a moment. When I asked her what this all meant that Susana has cancer and I asked her what we need to do, she replied, “We need to pray every single day and every single night that God will heal her.” That’s my girl. I am so blessed to have such amazing daughters…and an amazing wife. – Cody