The number is 74. The future looks hopeful and encouraging. Reaching goals opens the future to possibilities that require planning, extra effort and a deep belief of what can be. I was thinking about the number 74 this week and I began to reminisce about the year 1974. I was entering my senior year in high school and had a dream of earning a college scholarship in football. My childhood dream was to be a football player and even though I wasn't all that big, nor was I all that fast, somehow I not only thought I could be one, I planned on it. All-Conference, All-State honors were followed by a scholarship to play football. The number 74 was important in my life, but I was thinking about 74 in the present and looking to the future.
Plans change and the future takes shape in ways mysterious and unknown to us. The number 74 means something much greater to me now. That number represents the number of CanCare Volunteers we have trained since April, 2012. We completed our fourth Atlanta training a week ago at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and have begun planning for our next class of cancer survivors and caregivers who want to "give back."
In 1974, I didn't have a clue that I would be involved in a ministry which is much more important than playing football. The number 74 not only points to how far we have come in a few short years with our development of CanCare, but it also points to a hopeful future and a belief that God is powerfully moving in our lives. Our mission of improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families is in full swing and I can only imagine what the number 74 will grow into.
You have an important role in CanCare. We will be holding our third annual In Harmony for Cancer concert and silent auction on Saturday, May 2nd. Visit www.inharmonyforcancer.com to purchase your tickets or make a donation. Also, please share the link to the website with your friends!
74 is only the beginning!
Prayer for Today
Pour your Spirit upon us, O Lord, and comfort us in our troubles. Prepare us to share this comfort with those whom we know, so that we can comfort them as you have comforted us. Amen.