Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I'd like to wish my grandson J, a very Happy Birthday! Hopefully, you'll return home soon, so we can celebrate your special day.
Today, I'll be discussing something that I've never have before. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Here is a link so you can read about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis.
Lately, I've seen and heard of many people going through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC). This is basically a fundraiser, for ALS.
This fundraiser has literally gone viral. It's on television (TV) newscasts, and on the internet.
I praise God that many people have been participating in the IBC, for this has helped raise money to help the cause. In fact, The New York Times, posted an article entitled, Ice Bucket Challenge Donations for A.L.S. Research Top $41 Million: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/business/media/ice-bucket-challenge-donations-for-als-top-41-million.html.
A Facebook (FB) friend F posted two (2) videos, which I also shared/posted so others could watch them. I'd like to share them with you.
The first video I'm sharing with you, is posted on the internet by Devour.com and is entitled, Kermit the Frog Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, on Devour.com: http://devour.com/video/kermit-the-frog-takes-the-als-ice-bucket-challenge/.
The other video is on Youtube, and is entitled, Pete's Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCoKB_tU9ng.
If you'd like to know more about Pete, here is another Youtube video you can watch/listen to and is entitled, A Life Story Foundation - Pete Frates' Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85VkgNt5OgI.
Are you shocked by all the videos supporting ALS? I was! But, I was also encouraged by this.
I was encouraged, because it seemed that many people wanted to help. Just as many people want to help those with cancer, as well.
Of course, in God's Word, we see that even all those years ago, there were people who cared for and/or about others.
Like we read, in 3 John 1:2, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
Yes, those who have a good heart will help others, when they are suffering.
But, is this all a person needs to do? Absolutely, not.
Prayer is needed. Prayer for healing. And, prayer for the prospering of the person's soul, just as we read in today's Bible verse.
While many will help financially, not all will help spiritually. Only those, who are relying on God, will pray.
Are you relying on God?
Are you trusting in Jesus Christ, to save you from spending eternity in Hell... with no chance of escape?
If not, I will suggest you come to Christ, today. Once you've experienced your last breath, it will be too late.
Until next time...
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