Seventh grade Daniel was assigned to write a paper on the best role model in his life. When I read his finished work, my heart swelled with motherly AND brotherly love. There is so much suffering and struggle around lately. The tingly joy feeling Daniel's paper left inside me felt like a beacon in thick fog. Enjoy!
By Daniel Fisher
Have you heard of a baby that is only months old that has survived multiple heart and stomach surgeries? Well that “Baby of Steel” is my older brother. Ever since I can remember, I have always tagged along with Lucas. He is the only person I look up to, my role model.
Lucas is always keeping me laughing. His quick witted brain is a joke factory, and his jokes are always creative. At the dinner table, he can make a boring story hilarious. Probably the funniest part of Lucas is when he is just himself, when he’s not trying to be funny at all.
God is very relevant in Lucas’ life. He always goes to God first for all his problems before going to anyone else. When he goes to church, he’s a big help and he plays guitar on the worship team. Once Lucas had a person try to sell him drugs, and he responded by giving him a Bible and showing him God’s love.
Even though he may see me as his annoying little brother, he is always encouraging, and helping me. Every day when I get home from school he asks me about my day and he gives me advice about middle school. Musically, we are a team, and he is always encouraging me and giving me tips to improve. Whenever I need help with homework, he is there to help me in any way he can.
|These two have come a long way!|
But obviously the most important quality of his is his great love for God. He is the best “Gospel-spreader” I know, and he loves God unconditionally. Lucas is a fantastic role-model, and I couldn’t ask for a better one.