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What is it about the spirit of a child that sometimes outshines many adults?
1. They have tender hearts. They are not ashamed to be moved by the needs of others.
2. They believe that you and I will be moved in the same way.
3. They believe that God can do anything.
Read the letter Jordyn wrote and respond with the spirit of a child.
1. Nurture a tender heart
2. Be moved by the needs of people around you.
Please read all of this amazing letter, if nothing else you will be blessed by the heart of this six year old…….
Today as I sat waiting for my flight to leave, a young man boarded the plane wearing the pink- piggy- neck rest you see in this picture. As he stored his belongings, he removed his jacket to reveal that he was also wearing a hot pink shirt. I’m no fashion maven but this is a combination I had never seen before. Evidently it was uncommon to the rest of the cabin as his appearance drew several sidelong glances.
I love being around people like our flight attendant. No glances for her, she just jumped in and asked about his choice of wardrobe for the day. She ask a direct question and got a direct answer.
After watching the news over the past several days, I turned to my wife Diane last night and said, “The world is watching the church in action.” Thousands of believers who were themselves suffering personal loss are serving the poor in Haiti. Many have been there for years making a difference even before the earthquake struck. The efforts of these who are God’s feet on the ground can’t be hidden. You couldn’t miss the faces of hundreds of college students and high school groups from churches across America who were in Haiti before the disaster with a mission to help the beautiful people of this impoverished country. Hundreds if not thousands of them are among those who perished.
This is my latest watercolor.
This is a man who survived The Bataan Death March. One of the most brutal events in history.
This is a man who spent 3 1/2 years in a Japanese Prison Camp.
This is a man who weighed 85 lbs when he was finally released. He had malaria, and dysentery, and could not step over a two by four.
This is a man who was told he wouldn’t live past fifty. Two years ago, he died at 82 .
This is a man who was told he would never have children.
This is my father.
This is how he started each day. Lest we forget.
I promise I won’t, Dad.