Thoene Book lovers--Baby Wilke Lynn Thoene Update
|Posted by: Bodie Thoene on Friday, August 03, 2007|
This will be a short update, but we can't go to bed without giving you news. You have written such wonderful notes of encouragement that we know you really, really love this baby too.
Brock and I got to go into the NICU with Luke today and see Wilke. Though we had seen her for an instant after delivery I don't know if anything prepared us for how tiny, tiny she really is.
Sarah and I prayed together and the presence of the Lord was so warm and powerful and tangible in the room! The lights flickered and we knew that you and others were praying along with us at the same moment!
"FEAR NOT!" His presence will help us stay steady! "Be anxious for nothing but in everything with thanks make your requests known to God!"
Brock's brother is a pediatrician at University of Michigan and so we call him and find astounding comfort from him. He is so patient and positive and explains everything to us. He says Wilke is doing well even though it looks scary! He is very happy with the care.
Faith also grows from true stories of similar situations which come from you!
Personal family stories remind me that when my mother was born in 1920 she weighed 1lb. 13 ozs…and she lived and grew to be the MOST dynamic servant of the Lord!
My grandmother Trudy (Shiloh Legacy books; Shiloh Autumn) always told me that my father (Tommy) weighed only 2 lbs. at birth in Arkansas and when he was born she used a shoe box as a crib and breast fed him until he was strong and healthy…
So now little Wilke Lynn joins the miracle babies who were fighters from the beginning and who survived and grew up to serve the Lord in a mighty way.
But 2 lbs. is so small. It is unbelievable how tiny she is.
I know you must know what our hearts feel when we see her...
There is a scene I wrote years ago with Jefferson in "In My Father's House". He stands up in his home church and preaches Psalm 103 about how we are the Lord's baby. "Lay in HIS arms and let Him love you! You don't need to pick no cotton…don't need to prove anything! Just let Him love you like a baby!"
What amazing love the Lord has for us! How great must His love be for you and me! If we who are human and fallible can feel such deep longing for the life of a child…oh! How great is the love God feels toward each one of us?
We know you will keep praying, dear ones. We'll keep you posted. If the Lord lays it on your heart to send a scripture I want you to know we are passing them on the Luke and Sarah…you are like family, truly walking this road with us.
I love you each and cannot thank you enough for caring and praying. One day, surely, this little child will be a mighty servant of the Most High God.
I believe she will one day sing beautiful God's praises with her Daddy and dance with joy like her Mommy.
In the Name of Yeshua
For Brock and all the family
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