Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Samuel Sullivan

God has an awesome plan for your life, Samuel! He's already using you to accomplish His work in Ghana, and I know when you come home God's glory is going to be displayed here, through your story, for all to see. We love you and can't wait until you get to be with us!

Robert Kennedy once said, “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why……I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” Isn’t it all a matter of perspective? What do you see when you look at the pain and suffering of the world? Do you see a malnourished child - or a future farmer? A child without schooling - or a potential teacher? Do you see a frightened child huddling in a refugee camp - or do you see a prospective leader? When you look into the faces of the poor, the marginalized, and the downtrodden, do you see hopelessness - or people made in the very image of God, with the prospects of a hope-filled future ahead of them? We, as Christians, can look at our broken world, shrug our shoulders, and say, “That’s just the way things are.” Or we can instead embrace a vision of what could be - if we’d each pitch in. Isn’t it better to light a candle than curse the darkness? And what could be accomplished if we lit not one candle but many? The light of even one challenges the gloom, but the light of a million could obliterate it.
~The Whole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns~

~Don’t fail to do something just because you can’t do everything.~

4 comments:

Lori said...

Amen.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, little man of God!

Jon & Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Samuel Sullivan your mommy and daddy can't wait to have you home!

renee said...

Happy birthday to Samuel! You'll have lots of celebrating to do when he gets home!