Where did hope find me? Where did I find hope?
One simple memory. A child’s smile. A renewed attitude. The idea that the little things I do can make a difference. A big difference. Not just for me but for others.
Since today’s Daily Prompt is about hope…let’s just roll with that shall we?
Once, my sponsor child brought his letter to an end and wrote this to me:
Thank you for praying for me and my family. I and my family we pray for you every day for God’s blessings to you. Let me end by saying that I thank God every night since I found you. You came into my life when everything seemed so dark but you provided the light to find my way. You are so special to me.
~Dan , Uganda
The light to find my way? I did that? Did I really provide hope for this little boy and his family? I began this post with “where did hope find me.” I guess hope found me in Uganda 10 years ago. The memory of darker days from a small boy. The smile on his face that wasn’t there before. A new attitude of hope.
Here I am and there they are/were. So many opportunities for me and not so much for them. And yet…they were praying for God to pour out His blessings on me? Comparatively, He already has/had…
That little boy has grown up and moved away, but I’ll never forget how the hope I provided for him and his family renewed my hope that even the little things I do matter.
I’m sure I have more to say about the topic but my mind is tired from a hard day…so I’ll leave it alone for now. Hopefully, I’ll have some more World Vision Wednesday thoughts to share next week. 😉
Thanks for reading!