Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Young Man and His Bible...

I'm going to take a break from all things adoption today to introduce you to a very special friend of mine - and ask that you keep he and his family in your prayers.
Micah is 20-years-old and is the BIGGEST OU fan I know! He was born with a very rare genetic syndrome called Costello Syndrome. There are only about 300 known cases in the world. Micah has also been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer) twice and was recently diagnosed with cancer for the third time. This time he was diagnosed with Acute Myelocytic Leukemia.
What I love about Micah is his spirit - his passion for life! He has faced many difficult situations but he is never without hope!
I have been privileged to get to know Micah and his family through the volunteer work I do at the children's hospital and through my job with Children's Miracle Network.
Yesterday I stopped by the hospital to visit Micah (he will be in the hospital for at least 30 days and will likely need a bone marrow transplant soon) and something caught my eye.
Laying right beside Micah on the bed was his Bible. Micah can't read, but he began to flip through the pages of the worn book.
His mom commented that despite Micah's inability to read, his Bible is the most worn and used Bible she has ever seen.
The sight of Micah flipping through God's Word really touched my heart. He can't read the words, but he still clings to God's Word. God's Word is important to Him.
I started thinking....do I cling to God's word like that? How many times have I taken for granted my ability to open the Bible and read the words that were inspired by my Savior?
Yesterday Micah reminded me to always cling to God's word....it is life, it is truth, it is our hope!
Once again, please pray for Micah and his family. They have a tough road ahead. You can read more about Micah and his journey at http://waltersfamily.wordpress.com

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