Readers of this blog know that I love the humorous videos produced by the Igniter Media Group (e.g., “Get in Here Ministries” and “Teamwork”). But the material they produce is not all humorous. Some of it is very serious indeed.

One of their newest productions is a true story about a little boy named Eliot. I took a special interest in this particular video because my wife and I had followed this boy’s story last fall and had been praying for him and his family. Their testimony paints a vivid picture of the preciousness of every life. This story is so terrible and so good, that I was compelled to share it with you.

“99 Balloons” – by the Igniter Media Group

Come, Lord Jesus. We need you to come very soon.


  • jb

    Marshall Shelley, editor of Leadership, when writing about the death of his child used the term, God’s severe mercy.

    How true!

    There is a God, I am not He.

  • Aaron

    Dr. Burk,

    Thanks for the post. Very sobering, very encouraging.
    “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength…” Hab. 3:17f

    As my wife and I eagerly anticipate the birth of our first son, Judah, I pray for the grace that God has given this couple in the midst of such joy and such pain.

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