Somewhere out there, the Sauer Family is hurting as they watch their five year old son die from a very rare and serious cancer. When I say dying, I mean as in a short while. He has only days left. I don't know what it is to be a parent, but I do know what it is to be a sister, and simply thinking about my own little brother dying stabs fear in my heart.
As I read their blog (link is shared below) I cried. I wondered how on earth they were able to cope with this. I mean, how does someone even deal with that? They're hurting and hurting deeply. I do not know this family personally, and I don't know if I ever will, but my heart is aching for them. I'm in awe of their faith and how they cling to God, even through death.
"...though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me" -Psalms 23:4
I don't have the skills to write out exactly what they're feeling. I don't have the wisdom to say something that will be bring comfort, but... I know who does. I have a request for y'all. If you are reading this post, I ask that you just stop right now. Stop and pray for the Saur family and their son Ben. Pray for peace and comfort for them as they go through this valley. Right now. Just pray.
Below is a link to the blog Ben's mother has written. I really recommend reading it. The next link is where you can donate to this family by buying blue bracelets that say "blue for Ben". The story behind the color is on the website.
Thank you for reading.