God and Moses are having a conversation. After arguing with God, explaining why he is not the guy to rescue Israel from the hands of Pharaoh, God asks Moses, “What is that in your hand?” A shepherd’s staff, simple and ordinary. It represented all that was common in the world. And God decides to use … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 30: What’s in Your Hand?
During World War II, the Luftwaffe bombed a church in France. When the war concluded, the people in the community cleared away the rubble and found a statue of Jesus, the base of which was inscribed with these words: “Come unto Me, all ye that are weary.” It was remarkably preserved except for both hands, … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 29: His Hands and Feet
In China, Feng lives not only with a husband who suffers from cerebral palsy, but also with a son who was born with the same condition. “It is bad enough that my husband cannot manage,” she said, “but to see my son suffer is very difficult.” Much of her time is consumed caring for her … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 28: Feng
Recently a pastor stood before his congregation and asked them, “How many Christian churches are there in the world?” Intrigued, individuals began shouting out their best guesses. After a couple of minutes, the pastor told his people, “I have the exact number. Do you want to know what it is?” He raised his index finger … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 27: The Power of Partnerships
Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” Our prayer is that every wheelchair recipient will experience the love of their heavenly Father and come into relationship with Him. This gift of a wheelchair opens the door to relationship with God and the local church. When a pastor in a developing … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 26: Invitation to Discipleship
Every wheelchair has a story attached to it— this is the story of Pedro. He lives in Quito, Ecuador. He is 83 years old and was hit by a car four years ago. He has no use of his left leg, which was injured in the accident. Pedro’s wife died five years ago and his … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 25: Pedro
The expression “pay it forward” is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others— a simple act of kindness that inspires you to reach out and help. God, in His amazing love and grace, showed us the ultimate act of kindness when He sent … Continue reading 30 Days of Prayer, Day 24: Pay it Forward