Friday, June 1, 2012
Here's a Friday God-wink courtesy of my dear friend Cindy.
Even though they didn't spend tons of time together, Cindy felt close to Jack. As a member of my small group Bible study for 8 years, she prayed for him faithfully as I grappled with how to best parent this smart, sensitive kid. I think Cindy and Jack were similar in a lot of ways, with big hearts committed to doing what's right. Cindy is one of those special adults who just "got" Jack, you know? I'll never forget the email of encouragement and support she sent him after he'd been shot down by a Sunday School teacher for an answer, that although different than the teacher's, was still correct.
Since the accident Cindy, like many of us, has been wrestling with God, crying out for answers, for comfort, for faith. Like others, Cindy has clearly felt Jack's presence on several occasions, which has helped her to know he is in heaven, and he is more than okay.
Let me share one example with you that Cindy emailed me recently:
"Just now, I was working at home and had the urge to turn on one of the music channels on my T.V. When I heard the lyrics to the song that was playing, my jaw dropped. Your favorite quote is the first line of the song! I have never heard this song before, nor have I even heard of this artist, but this song is from Jack."
I hope you'll give it a listen, as I think there may be wisdom in it for all of us today:
Here is the link
BTW, if you haven't been to my house (now that would be a party!), I need to show you what Jack saw every single morning when he came downstairs for breakfast: