We have managed to keep Buddy alive and well. Also we kinda like him.
Tonight it’s brownie sundaes with a friend and tomorrow it’s another round of chemo, a physical exam, blood counts and liver screening as well as enough steroids to take down a large horse.
Yesterday, I re-read the story of Jacob wrestling with God (Genesis 32). I always thought this took major guts on Jacob’s part even though God was clearly allowing him to even come close to being a worthy opponent. In the end, Jacob said he wouldn’t let go until he was blessed. Of course, God could have just flicked him off like a bug, but He did, in fact, bless Jacob.
Now I am no theologian, but I tend to think it was Jacob’s tenacity which prevailed and not his wrestling skills. God blessed Jacob because he PERSEVERED.
Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11
Thank you for continued support and prayer.