We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
We all have gifts that make us unique. I am incredibly blessed to have the ability to run marathons and other endurance races. When reading Romans 12:6-8 I see an opportunity to use what God has given me to help others in need. Romans 12:6-8 is a calling to all to use our individual gifts that God has given us for the good of others.
This will be my first year running the Boston Marathon and I plan to dedicate my run for a young man who loves to run but can no longer do so.
Meet Jacob, a 14-year-old boy who lives in Texas. Jacob was diagnosed with a brain tumor the size of a golf ball back in 2017. During his treatment, he became partially blind. Jacob never complained, kept his spirits high and trust in God. That golf ball tumor today is about the size of a pea and his eyesight has returned. Before starting treatment, Jacob ran cross country for his school, but had to stop once his treatment began. Jacob hopes to eventually run again.
This year, I will be dedicating my Boston Marathon run to Jacob. I will use my gifts and talents that God has given me to give hope to Jacob and others suffering from pediatric cancer.
Join me on my journey towards the 2019 Boston Marathon by considering donating to my fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Fund. Together we can give hope to Jacob and the other children suffering from cancer.
Together we can make a difference.