Big Scar, Little Man
My GREAT nephew, Benjamin Fair, recently had a run-in with a sliding glass door. He lives in Mexico with his mom and dad, two brothers, and another sibling due any day now. The Fairs are a missionary family. Ben is the oldest at six years, so he has learned early how to lead by example and help others who are in great need.
A few weeks ago young Ben, playing with the intensity of a six-year-old, managed to put his arm through a sliding glass door. A trip to the hospital and 50 stitches later, Ben was the proud new owner of a really big scar! After he got settled down and realized everything was going to be ok, he sat back and watched everything. This picture will give you an idea of what he was watching!
After it was all done, Ben turned to his mom and said, “It’s pretty amazing what a young boy can do!”, commenting on the fact that he had managed to put his arm through a sliding glass door. Yes, it is, Ben. And what an example you are to all of us, because in life we all encounter sliding glass doors of one kind or another. Your scar is a testimony to the fact that what happens to you is not nearly as important as how you handle what happens to you, and it bears witness to the reality that walking in faith every day like your family does makes it so much easier to respond in faith when you encounter a sliding glass door.
Check out this website to learn more about how Ben is helping his parents make a difference in Mexico