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Aug 29, 2009

Every Day Heroes

It’s a jungle out there! Every day there are more stories of human tragedy, sorrow, and uncertainty. It is enough to make you want to give up, forget about it, and hide under a rock. There are also stories of heroism. These stories help you understand that what matters is not merely what happens to you, but rather what happens through you. There is no greater story of heroism then that of the crucifixion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The suffering, pain, and anguish He endured are unthinkable, but what happened through Jesus changed the world forever. Aren’t you thankful that Jesus Christ endured and overcome the cross and death for you? He is the ultimate Hero and lives forever, Amen!

Look around. Is there a hero in your midst? Are you aware of their greatness, courage, and conviction or are you just like those that did not recognize Jesus, and blind to them? Every day heroes fight to preserve America’s freedom. Every day heroes risk their lives to preach the gospel in countries where such an act is punishable by death. Every day, heroes love and care for people that others have given up on, turned their back on, or walked away from because they are too difficult, poor, or sick to be considered worthy. Every day heroes live night and day with physical limitations and affiliations, many life threatening. These heroes inspire us with their strength and spirit.

There are many every day heroes in my life. Some are moms and dads that persevere in spite of hardship, loss, and circumstances which, at times, seem too difficult to bear. Others are friends and colleagues that gracefully fight cancer and other conditions. And then there is Meadow, my 9 year old niece. She is my hero. She lives with Neurofibromatosis (NF) every day without the ability to take a day off from it. She is a strong and amazing child that I am in awe of. The photo above is of the necklace I recently purchased from Chocolate Silver Designs to support Meadow and her fight against NF.

This Labor Day, Meadow and her family will participate in the NF Marathon in Virginia Beach. Please prayerfully consider making a donation to support her. Perhaps you can give something in appreciation for your blessings and for what Jesus has done for you. Please also pray that Meadow and her family will have a safe journey on their trip to and from Virginia Beach, and pray for a successful event filled with smiles, joy, and blessings.

Thank you, God, for the awesome gift of every day heroes in our lives.

Meadow you rock!!

“Last of all I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord’s mighty power within you.” Ephesians 6:10

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