September is nearly over. TheTruth365 documentary will be released tomorrow night. By Monday morning – October 1st, the world could very well change for the better. Maybe then, people will start putting the children first instead of last, looking to the future instead of worrying about the present. I know what the Bible says – do not be anxious, do not worry about tomorrow, do not fear. In fact, did you know that the words, “Do not fear” appear 365 times in the Bible. That is one for every day of the year. And yet, it’s so hard not to be afraid, especially since this world is big, and people are generally only looking out for themselves, not others (no offense, I do it too, less now, but I am human).
God could change the world just by opening his mouth, but in the long run, that will accomplish nothing. In the moment, things would change, but eventually taper off as the excitement wore down. I think God wants us to work some things out for ourselves – we will learn more that way. If he does everything for us, then we won’t be as strong – we won’t be as willing to jump up and help. How and what we learn is, of course, up to us, but the lesson remains the same.
It is estimated that, worldwide, approximately 600 children are diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer, with approximately 200 children dying from it. Every. Single. Day. Rare? I think not. If you multiply that by 365 days, the numbers are just appalling. 21,900 kids suffering per year on top of those still going through toxic treatments from being diagnosed in the previous year. 73,000 children gone, their lights permanently extinguished. I think the souls of children are among the brightest stars in the night sky, but at the same time, this thought makes me unbelievably sad, because they shouldn’t be there, but here on earth with everyone else. Children should not be dying. Period.
Are we crazy to think we can change things? Maybe, but that thought is no excuse for not trying. After all, it’s the ones who are crazy enough to believe they can change things that actually do.
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not going to get better, it’s not.” ~ from the Lorax, Dr. Suess
Like The Truth365 page here and help the word get out: Kids get cancer too, and they cannot fight alone.
Sign the petition here to “support an increase in pediatric cancer funding by the National Cancer Institute with the goal of eliminating cancer cancer as a threat to all children” (what the petition says and what you are signing and agreeing to).