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.
My heart is breaking for Ben and Jeannie at the going home of little Toby. May God’s power and grace overshadow them during this time. What a testimony of faith…Prayers with you all. Much love. Lou Fox
Oh my goodness my heart is breaking for these precious ones. They have been so strong and trusted God in every decision that was made,but God had other plans for little Toby. We will never know how many people this little one’s life has affected.
Our hearts grieve with you. May the peace that reaches far beyond any understanding wrap around all of you today and always. Toby is in His arms today.
We re in Hawaii on vacation, but our heart beaks at this news. Ben and Jeannie, your strength a nd faith has touched us deeply. We are praying for you.
I am thankful that Toby was loved so well by his family and others during his short life here. I will look forward to spending eternity with this precious little one. We are praying for this loss in your whole family and the ripple effects of Toby’s life. Thank you for sharing his short journey with us and giving us the privilege to pray for him and you all! Blessings to each of you who love Toby! GG at the Bakery