So why are we currently running a campaign to raise $20,000 to build a Myelin Repair Lab at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute?
Of course, part of the mission of Judson’s Legacy is to raise money to treat and cure Krabbe Disease. But beyond the obvious need for funding rare-disease-research, why does our organization, a ministry of God’s comfort and compassion, deem it so important?
The answer for us is simple: we want to give tangible expression to God’s deep love for those who are suffering. This kind of compassion was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry. His words in Luke 4 poignantly express this perspective:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Jesus demonstrates God’s great compassion for the weak and infirmed. That this is Jesus’ first preaching in Luke’s gospel indicates that such actions are at the heart of His mission. Luke 4 confirms that His purpose had a strong physical dimension in addition to the spiritual one.
Judson’s Legacy is about both sharing the hope of heaven AND giving Krabbe kids a chance at life on earth. We want to proclaim and demonstrate the fullness of the Gospel for the present age and the age to come. Before Jesus died and rose, He brought good news to the poor, sight to the blind, and freedom to the oppressed; we want to be about the same thing.
Having seen how Krabbe disease heinously robs and destroys children and families, we’re committed to supporting medical research that could eventually right this wrong; if we can repair the myelin, we can bring healing to countless children affected by Krabbe and other de-myelinating diseases. We’re supporting scientific research that their sight will be restored and they will be freed from this bondage!
So this leads to our current campaign to fund a Myelin Repair Lab at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute; we see a rich opportunity to aid the research and make a difference. God has tremendous compassion for those who suffer and we want to follow in Jesus’ steps to bring good news, sight to the blind, and freedom to the oppressed.
We hope you’ll join us.