Make A Wish

In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, "Ask what you wish Me to give to you".

I Kings 3:5, NASB

The event I'm about to share with you nearly took my breath away. It has taken me more than a few weeks to even write about it. It involves a four year old boy named Caleb. Caleb, his Dad and Mom, along with his three brothers and one sister, worship with us at the church of Christ in Happy, Texas.

Caleb has cancer.

The good people at the Make A Wish Foundation came to Caleb to ask him what wish he would like them to make come true. As you might imagine, Caleb's family had a lot of helpful suggestions. After all, it's not every day that you get to make an honest to goodness wish for anything you want with the expectation of it coming true.

What would you wish for, if you were a red-blooded four year old boy? Disneyland was heartily recommended. So were potential visits by famous sports figures and movie stars. The list was large, the possibilities endless, for this was Make A Wish and these very special people seem to work magic on a daily basis!

Do you know what four year old Caleb wished for?

His wish... was to go to his church in Happy.

I want to be in Heaven with Caleb... and I know you do too. But before that time, we have One who is even more powerful than Make A Wish to make our requests to. So, won't you join me and Caleb's family and friends in praying that God will lead Caleb gently through his bout with cancer? He is just starting six months of intensive chemotherapy treatments and, if God in His infinite wisdom so decides, Caleb will be with us for many more years to come.

And, if we are to be so honored, Caleb will be coming back to worship with a church family that is more blessed than they could possibly begin to fathom, because they have with them a four year old boy who wants nothing more than to get to be with them again.

Ask, and it will be given unto you...