Reply to Yesterday Mornings Update from Peace with Christ Youth Pastor
After reading the note below, I just HAVE to say something. Personally, I can’t see how you can even consider the thought that you haven’t been a witness! Of course, Breanna has always been a terrific and bold witness. And I must add that you, Jeff, and the whole family has been a witness to all of us from day one! The closeness of your family is a witness, sharing Breanna’s story has been a witness, you have never stopped sharing scripture, songs, words of encouragement, prayer thoughts, stories of hope, and personal struggles and victories. If ever there has been a witness for our Lord, it has been the journey all of you have walked. If ever Christ was glorified in the life and struggle of a family, it has been through yours. If ever God was proclaimed, you have done it.
Whether a person has been brought to faith through this ordeal, only God truly knows. But I can tell you that your witness has strengthened at least one man’s faith . . . mine! From a short conversation with Jeff at Casa Bonita to joyous conversations with you, Tami, at the hospital and on the phone, from e-mails to Breanna’s website, from hugs to warm conversations you have all been HUGE witnesses for God and proclamations of His miracles. Your unity as a family, your open sharing of God’s work and word . . . all have been a witness! The Spirit worked mightily in and through Breanna . . . and I am a firm believer that Breanna learned much of that from her mother, her father, her siblings, and her church!
So, as you reflect upon – and perhaps relive – this difficult journey in the weeks and months to come, please know that God has been glorified! He has been glorified through Breanna’s life and witness . . . and He is being glorified though yours, too!
May our God of Peace gift you with comfort, peace, and the assurance of His presence today and always!