I was watching one of many Make a Wish Foundation videos. They get me every time. These precious children are riddled with the disease we all hate: CANCER. Their days are consumed with weakness, pain or sickness from their treatments.
Too many parents have heard, Mom; Dad, Am I going to die? Will I lose my hair? Will I be in pain? Then there are tears. Floods of tears.
And yet; the most amazing thing happens. Somewhere deep down inside; these kids become fighters….full of HOPE versus DEFEAT. Where does that come from? Parents? Is it a God given gift?
Most of the Make a Wish videos involve the child meeting his or her hero. Make a Wish grants the child his or her dream. Normally; the children want to meet a well known sports celebrity or an American idol; who is gifted in his or her musical ability. It’s so kind of these celebrities to make a personal visit with a very sick little boy or girl. The child is blessed and honored to have the person they idolize; appear right in front of them. Cam Newton, Stephen Curry and many others have done this numerous times.
Celebrities are always busy training, performing or preparing for the next event; so it’s awesome to watch them give out hugs and encouragement to children they have never met before. Giving of their time lets these kids know:
There is someone important in my corner.
It gives the Make a Wish kids hope and encouragement because someone special cares.
Who’s in your corner?
Who longs to give you hope? The celebrity of all celebrities:
is the One who died in your place. He offers peace that passes all understanding. He controls your past, present and future. He will give you a hope that does not disappoint. He is for you and not against you.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus, may I remember You are in my corner. You are always with me. You will never leave me nor forsake me. I thank You Lord for your unselfish, unending love for me. I pray for those children who have cancer. Oh God be their hope. In Jesus Name. AMen