Update from Ben and Jeannie:
The Lord gave, and The Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of The Lord. Job 1:21
Despite our extensive efforts, God showed us today that His plan was to take Toby home to be with Him. Toby slept peacefully in his mother’s arms, and awoke in the arms of our Savior in heaven. Our hearts are broken, but our trust and faith in our sovereign God is not.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the talented doctors, nurses, and technicians that helped Toby fight as hard as he could for as long as possible. And we are especially thankful to all of you who have lifted us to the Father in prayer, opened your home to our family, and brought meals while we walked this road. We could not have made it this far without
the strength that God provided as a result of your faithful prayer and support.
In John 16:33, Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” We rest in the fact that God created this world, and Jesus Christ overcame this world through His death, burial, and resurrection. As a result, we know beyond a shadow of doubt we will see Toby again. If you do not understand how we can say such things in the midst of such grief, I implore you to read 1 Peter chapter 1. As we suffer, we keep our hearts and minds fixed on the return of Jesus Christ when suffering will cease for all believers. And now we pray, Jesus come quickly. This word is the good news that has been preached to you.
– Ben & Jeannie, parents of Toby, whose name we chose because it means, “The Lord is good.” And He is good indeed. May you find that to be so as we have.