Why Batkid is more than a wish. Unexpected Grace pt. 1

I am sure you saw the billion posts about Batkid yesterday and I am sure you teared up while reading or viewing the stories (if you didn’t you must be a Cylon).

I cried many times throughout the day, reading posts and watching videos on the whole Batkid adventure.

Big thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the City of San Francisco for their support and care of this child and his family.

Batkid is a form of grace that is rarely seen. Grace is not just a spiritual term that explains our salvation. Grace is found in the actions others when they say, “Lets blow their mind and really love.” IMAGINE! 12,000 people all showing up and cheering for one 5 year old boy, a boy they did not know. IMAGINE! strangers building devices, costumers, hoaxes, adventures and events, all to make the day (and life) of a child who battled leukemia and won. This is grace. This is going above and beyond to show love and to give joy. Grace is not just something I receive and keep inside. Grace is living outside of one’s self and showing up for a child I have never met. Imagine if we lived like this every day. Imagine if we made the wish of countless children, and families, and the lonely, and the needy. What if we didn’t just provide a need but created elaborate events like Batkid’s amazing day for each and every person we are called to love?

I choose to believe, or hope for, a God who doesn’t just meet the immediate need but gives us all our joys. “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10b.

Batkid from San Francisco Chronicle on Vimeo.

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