November 23, 2008

Giving Thanks

This picture was taken last Sunday, November 16,2008 after an Emergency Surgery (#9) on Friday for Benji - 9 years old. Two new rods, two bone grafts, four screws and a new implant in his back. The old implant had somehow come loose. He is now in at least two text books - not exactly the kind of fame one desires. Through it all this is the song God gave me in "the night".
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean
in it's fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of Thy love -
Leading onward, leading homeward,
To Thy glorious rest above!
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O the deep, deep love of Jesus -
Spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o're His loved ones,
Died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth,
Watcheth o're them from the throne!
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O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Love of every love the best!
'Tis an ocean full of blessing,
'Tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus-
'Tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me up to Thee!
-Samuel Trevor Francis
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This Sunday, we are home. As Benji so knowingly put it, "It's Prayer."
Prayer Changes Things!
Thank you for praying!

6 comments:

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Thanks for the update, Denise. We'll add our prayers to the many that are no doubt going up for your precious Benji! Keep us posted.

twila said...

So glad Benji's back home and that God carried you through again!

Dave and Twila

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh God bless your precious Benji!

Betty Truesdale said...

I love that song. I had never heard it before. See you all on Wednesday. Love you lots

~Heather~ said...

Aunt Nesi, Praise the Lord that Benji came through surgery ok, and is now home. I have been praying for y'all. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I'm so glad that my phone call meant a lot to Lorna. We love y'all. =)

Eleanor said...

Blessings, comfort and healing are in my prayers for dear little Benji and for the whole family. God is good all the time. Much love in that situation. Eleanor