One of my blogging friends (well, she doesn’t know me, but I read her blog) found out today that she has a cancerous brain tumor. Heather is the mom of 3 young kids, one of whom has been through her own share of medical problems.
When my dad had cancer, we prayed Psalm 91 over him. I’m praying it for Heather, too.
1 Heather dwells in the shelter of the Most High
she will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 Heather will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save Heather from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover Heather with his feathers,
and under his wings Heather will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be Heather’s shield and rampart.
5 Heather will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at her side,
ten thousand at her right hand,
but it will not come near Heather.
8 Heather will only observe with her eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If Heather makes the Most High her dwelling—
even the LORD, who is her refuge-
10 then no harm will befall her,
no disaster will come near her tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning Heather
to guard her in all her ways;
12 they will lift her up in their hands,
so that she not strike her foot against a stone.
13 She will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
she will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because Heather loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue her;
I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name.
15 She will call upon me, and I will answer her;
I will be with her in trouble,
I will deliver her and honor her.
16 With long life will I satisfy Heather
and show her my salvation.”
UPDATED: The blogosphere is up in arms about Heather. Yay! I just picture all those prayers piling up in front of God’s throne. He can’t and won’t ignore them! If you’d like to do more and give Heather and her family some money to help with the expenses of their trip to the Mayo clinic and beyond, visit BooMama on April 18th to donate. Also, Beth is hosting a contest to spread the word about Heather. *whew* That seems like a lot of info. Just visit their pages to find out more!