That Day is TodayRich Stigall
Meet Brooklyn Hannan, a nine-year-old, 4.0 student, and a lock-down defender on the Quest competitive soccer team. That’s impressive, but get ready for the best part of the story. Brooklyn and her eight cousins decided they really didn’t need more stuff on their birthdays. On their big day, instead of more plastic presents from Stuff-mart, each cousin chooses a charity and asks friends to support it. This year, Brooklyn chose The Global Orphan Project, and children in Haiti, Africa, and Asia received the gift. Brooklyn is living a lesson we can all embrace: it is better to give than receive. We love it when children lead!
We don’t know how God will use Brooklyn and her cousins in the future. Maybe they’ll go to Haiti. Maybe they serve others as teachers, physicians, in the armed forces, or the business world. What we do know is they are not waiting for ‘that day’ before they make a difference. You know that day: that day when you’re not too young and you’re not too old; that day when you have the time; that day when you have the money; that day when it’s convenient; that day when it makes sense. No, not for Brooklyn. Happy Birthday, Brooklyn, and on behalf of our Global Orphan Project children around the world, thank you for making that day – today.