Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!
Ready for Battle!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What do you crave?

Poor Ty still can't have anything to eat or drink...at least until Monday. He hasn't complained about much since his life (as he knew it) was ripped away from him and he has since spent it laying in a hospital bed for almost 7 months. But man, it is really bothering him that he can't have anything to drink. He's so thirsty!!

My mom sat with him yesterday and told me how bad she felt that he couldn't have anything to drink. So, she challenged me on this one...posing the question of what it would be like to want something so bad and not be able to have it.

The thing I love most in the day is a hot tea. I can't make it a day without one, or 3 or 7 :)

What about you? What do you crave? If tomorrow you were told you couldn't have it, how miserable would you be?

Here's one way we can empathize with Tyler. Will you join me in this bit of "suffering"?

I'm giving up my hot tea, at least until Monday. My family is joining me too...my 8 yr old gave up screen time (whoa!), my 4 year old gave up video games (whoa!) and my husband is giving up coffee (double whoa!!).

Whenever we think about that thing we want so much, we'll stop and instead spend some time praying for Tyler and his suffering. Praying that God would comfort him at this time.

John 4:13-14:  Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;  but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

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