What would you do if Amy Grant or anyone, for that matter, showed up in your town and offered to fulfill your one special wish? If you didn’t get a chance to see the first episode of the new show, ‘Three Wishes‘ I strongly urge you to tune in on Friday night. (8 pm Central time, NBC)
It’s a show about hope. Amy and her crew roll into a new town every week and grant the wishes of three people. NBC literally sets up a tent in the middle of town and folks line up to tell their wishes, knowing three will be selected.
I won’t ruin the re-run for you by telling you what the first three wishes were, but let’s just say they all made me cry. By the end of the show, as I was wiping the mascara out of eyes, I realized that hope is something you cannot buy for yourself. It is a gift that is shared from one heart to the next. The amazing thing about this gift is that it somehow inspires you to want to share that same hope with others.
Not surprisingly, many of the wish granters that volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation are parents of children who have received a wish. It’s amazing how contagious this hope stuff is.
It’s humbling to know that we can be used to spread hope and encouragement to others. Where does the hope actually come from?
Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ -Matthew 19:26
It may seem like it comes from NBC’s sponsors…or Oprah, of course. Yet, in reality, it is shining through the hearts of those sharing their time, talents, and treasures.
Instead of wondering what your one special wish would be, try to think about what wish you could help come true.
What do you bring to the table?
Do your have time on your hands? Count up those hours spent watching tv each week.
Do you have some hidden or even obvious talents that need to be dusted off? It may involve stepping out of the comfort zone revealing these talents to others.
Have you been blessed with some extra zeros in your bank account? I truly believe you can never out-give God.
I wish I may. . . I wish I might. . .help others’ wishes come true tonight.
Marilyn Schoberg says
Great show. The one airing the first Friday in Oct. is filmed in Brookings, SD, my mom’s hometown. I still have relatives there who have given us the heads-up for the air date.