Dec. 14: Take a Chance on Faith

Actor Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) was always outspoken about his Christian beliefs.  A friend challenged him to put his faith into action by adopting a disabled child.

That conversation led Caviezel and his wife, Kerri, to China where they adopted a 5-year-old boy named Bo who suffered with a brain tumor.  They supported Bo through dangerous brain surgery, and he is a valued member of their family today.

Caviezel and his wife then adopted another child—a 5-year-old girl with a brain tumor.  The couple had planned to adopt a healthy girl, but when they met the sick child, they realized that the healthy baby would find a good home; the sick one wouldn’t. She was then welcomed into their family.

When he was a guest on our Christopher Closeup radio show/podcast, Caviezel explained, “We took the harder road…That is what faith is to me; it’s action.  It’s not the one who says he is; it’s the one who does—and does without bringing attention to himself.  I’m saying this because I want to encourage other people. Yes, you do feel scared, but you have no idea the blessings that you have coming to you if you just take a chance on faith.”

Do not fear, I will help you.  (Isaiah 41:13)

Help me to trust in You, Father.

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