I first met him at Easter Children Worship & Wonder two years ago when he came with his cousins. At that time, Zip had not yet been diagnosed. Last Easter, he was at Children Worship and Wonder again, this time barely moving his neck or arm.
Today, our youth group is volunteering at a BBQ challenge fundraising event to find a cure for F.O.P. A cure may be close, the gene that is causing the boy’s body to create a second skeleton in his muscles has been identified.
Which comes first, miracle or belief? Yes.
Heavenly Father, watch with us over your child Zip and so many others. Grant that they may be restored to that perfect health which it is yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer)
Rev. Laurel Ragland
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)