Saturday, July 2, 2011

Asking the sun to stand still for Tanner

 Sun Stand Still. The miracle comes from a story in the book of Joshua in which Joshua is facing an entire army from Gilgal. The army is much stronger and larger than his own army. The Lord said to Joshua "Do not be afraid, I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you." Joshua fought the army throughout the day, but as the day was coming to a close he saw that there was a large battle still left ahead of him and if the night fell, he knew would not be able to complete the battle. With complete faith and abandon, this was Joshua's prayer,

"O sun, stand still over Gibeon, o moon, over the valley of Aijalon."

So the sun stood still and the moon stopped. THE SUN STOOD STILL, AND THE MOON STOPPED! The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. Joshua and his army finished and won the battle. God answers bold prayers, we just have to have enough faith to ask them.

Can we please send a united Sun Stand Still prayer up right now? My cousin,Tanner McCain Evers, is fighting a battle just as difficult as the battle Joshua faced in Gibeon. Tanner was first diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2006 when he was only 2 years old. NB is an aggressive, persistent cancer that has come back over and over again. Tanner fights like a champion and punches it into submission with the help of chemo, radiation, and even a stem cell harvest and transplant. He has relief for brief stents of only months. It has turned his world upside down. Tanner complains FAR less than myself, or any adult that I know would complain. He's a very tough little man.

Tanner and family went to Cooks Childrens Hospital in Ft Worth on Thursday for a round of scans. He had been having some arm and leg pain so everyone was a little on edge for this round. Before the scans even got started he got back scary test results from his urinalysis. The proteins that are tumor markers for NB had doubled since his last visit. Fears were confirmed after his MIBG results came back yesterday afternoon. Tanner has cancer along his entire spine and covering both arms and both legs. Dr Granger - his wonderful pediatric oncologist- says she doesn't know exactly how he is dealing with the pain. The cancer he has is enough to render a normal person helpless with pain. Like I said, Tanner is tough. Think about this, Tanner is so used to this that the pain in his arms and legs has become normal. That's one of the saddest realizations I've had in the past couple of days. If you read other stories, they will show history of NB returning over and over in kids. So lets pray a sun stand still prayer.

I pray that:
1.This cycle of chemo will kill every single cancer cell in Tanner's body.
2. Tanner will cease feeling pain caused by neuroblastoma.
3. Once the cancer is gone, it will never EVER return again.
4. Tanner will be completely healed and he and his family will become amazing witnesses for the power of God in our lives.

Tanner and his big sister, Maddie

Serious about some basketball!

best picture ever taken.

Rebecca (Tanner's mama), him and maddie

This is a bold Sun Stand Still prayer. But I know that God made the sun stand still for Joshua. I believe with everything inside of me that God can make the sun stand still for Tanner too. Please pray bold prayers along with me.

1 comment:

  1. Every time I read your blog you influence me and remind me of how amazing our God is. Your spirit and faith are beautiful! I'm standing with you in faith that the sun will stand still for Tanner.