Have any of you been watching the new TV series 'This is Us'? Josh & I have seen the first 2 shows and we love it so far. A scene from the first show really got to me. The dad of the couple who just had twins - supposed to be triplets - was sitting in the hallway - most likely feeling an extreme mixture of emotions, from the birth of his twins, a son & a daughter, to the loss of his triplet son. The doctor, an older gentleman who delivered them, goes and sits down next to the dad to try to 'share something meaningful.'. The doctor starts visiting with the dad and mentions that he has 5 kids of his own, but his first child - prior to these 5 - didn't make it, which is what inspired him to become a doctor, a doctor who delivers babies. He then says, 'I'd like to think the loss of that one child has helped to save countless others.' This immediately caused tears to roll down my face, as it relates to what we - me & you - (hopefully) are able to do with our children's bibles. This doctor was talking about saving lives on this earth; lives he could see as he held these newborn babies in his arms. The children's bibles you have helped to donate are definitely encouraging, inspiring, and bringing families together - as we have heard lots of stories; praise the Lord!--We like to think and are hoping they are also saving countless others, but not for a life on this earth like this doctor had done, but life into eternity - a forever life. Unfortunately we are unable to see these lives you all are helping to save, like this doctor was able to do, but one day when those of us whom have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior are sitting next to Him in heaven, I like to think we will have a glimpse of these children, God's children, whom had received these bibles on earth, which may have been part of the journey to get them there.
The bibles we have ordered will take 18 weeks to publish. We are able to have them shipped to 3 different locations. We are thrilled to have completed this order and even more thrilled to receive them. Thank YOU for being part of this...whether you ran in our race, bid on items in our silent auction, donated a separate amount, volunteered before or on or after race day, sponsored our race or an extra donation, or prayed...YOU have made a difference - a difference in the lives of God's children. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.