Prayer Box: The Good News About Bad News…
..is that it leads you to better news.
Last week, a group of hope-filled people gathered together at 10 AM on Runyon Canyon to put up Prayer Box 3.0. Because words can’t even describe how the amazing way it all happened, I have this to show you instead:
I still can’t get the memory out of my head. Different people from all parts of the city coming together to help and watch faith in action. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day watching the painted designs from Emiliano Moreno match the opening sky, and the actual sun painted by my brother Daniel peek out between the clouds. My favorite was filling the box with prayers from the old box, and having people who brought their children write out prayers to fill the new box.
On to the bad news. That night, I received prayers from NYC, to Hong Kong, and even South Africa to put into the box. The next day, no more than 24 hours later, I hiked up to the box to put these prayers in and found this:
Somebody had completely torn down the box. There were prayers strewn everywhere, and the sun ray was broken into pieces. It was the most horrible thing I could ever imagine being done. More than just the box being destroyed, I couldn’t believe all that love and time dedicated from our creators the Gentle Giant, James, our carpenter Dan from our friend Kay, and painters Emiliano and Daniel. Honestly, it’s taken awhile for me to get to a place where I could sit and write this blog about it. However, since then I have prayed peace and connection for the person who did this.
Ready for the better news? Our Gentle Giant, James, and I are already brainstorming how to bring the box back. There is always a reason for everything that happens, and I’m actually really anxious to see how this story unfolds. So keep sending me your prayers, and I promise the same way this box brought so many wonderful people together, it will bring an unexpected story that will bless us all.