A friend of mine shared this on Facebook. It's a Matthew West song/ video based on the true story of a little boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at 13 months and how his family & neighbors pulled together to give him one last Christmas.
I have to admit, videos like this are hard for me to watch. A lot of times I pass right by posts like this without watching. But, something (Someone?) told me to watch this. I bawled.
I cannot fathom the pain these parents experienced. I don't want to fathom it. It's too much to bear.
But, something beautiful happens as you watch this video. Something called Hope.
After I watched this. I was challenged.
Over the Christmas season it seems that every store I go into is asking me at the checkout if I want to donate $1 toward this charity or that. Sometimes I do. But, other times (I'll admit it) I'm annoyed & I say "Not this time".
After watching this video I asked myself,
Why not this time?
Why not every time?
It's not much. And, if everyone gave just $1 each time we were shopping for stuff, stuff that will lay forgotten in a few more weeks most likely, then maybe something really huge can happen.
Something called Hope.