Thanks for everyone who was praying for our Faith Fights Diabetes meeting this morning. To say that it was a success would be an understatement. I don’t know how many people will ultimately sign up to help with this initiative, but there is no question in my mind that our message resonated with the nearly sixty people who came.
The statistics are simply too hard to ignore. I talked about some numbers yesterday, but there was one slide that was shown today that took my breath away. According to the American Diabetes Association, one-third of all caucasian children born in the United States after the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. For ethnic children, the number jumps to fifty percent. That’s either one out of three, or one out of two. Absolutely staggering.
Friends, I really hope that people will see the wisdom of adding a faith component into any plan for tackling diabetes. I can’t speak for others, but for me, building God into my treatment plan has been the key to my success. I believe with all my heart it can be the same for many others, and it doesn’t have to just be about health issues.
No matter what life situation you may be grappling with, please ask God into it. I’m pretty sure He’s just waiting for your invitation 🙂
I know I use this passage from Isaiah a lot on this blog. In fact, it’s become my inspiration for doing all I can to help people with diabetes. As this day that has been filled with so many blessings ends, I can’t think of a better Scripture passage to reflect upon:
See, I am doing something new!
Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
In the desert, I make a way,
in the wasteland, rivers.