April 24, 2011

He died so I could live.

"He lives, He lives...Christ Jesus lives today!"

"Jesus said to them, 'Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations.'" Luke 24:46-47

Because of exams, I was unable to go home this weekend.  Heather and I decided to go to Folly Beach for a sunrise devotional.  There was a joint Catholic, Baptist, and Methodist sunrise service on the pier, but we did our own devotional.

We saw a beautiful sunrise and the Easter story.

I feel as though I don't understand the full meaning of my salvation until I lose someone in my life.  That is when it really "hits home."  I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was around the age of ten.  I am not sure my exact age.  When I accepted Christ, my church was in the process of being rebuilt due to fire.  It was going to be a few years before our new building would be ready, so I was baptized in a pool.  I was "re-baptized" in our beautiful sanctuary when our church was finished.

I received a call from my Mom last night.  Her first words were..."It seems like I always call with bad news."  Last night, three of my friends from home were involved in a car accident.  Two were brothers, one of which graduated high school with me, and the other was a brother of a friend that also graduated with me.  Living in a small town, you know everyone.  Krystle's brother was thrown from the vehicle and passed away.  Robert and Phillip are both in critical condition.  Robert got married two weeks ago yesterday.  My heart is heavy this Easter morning for these families.

Life is so precious and it should never be taken for granted.  We are living on borrowed time.  We never know when our Lord will call us back to him.  Please take every chance you have to tell your family and friends that you love them.  Live everyday to its fullest and take advantage of all of life's opportunities. 

I also ask you to say an extra prayer for the Roach and Marshall families.



  1. im so sorry to hear about your loss. i will say an extra prayer. happy easter to you.

  2. We sang "He Lives," in church this morning. I love that song. I am thinking about your friends and all of the family. Such a tragic situation. I Hang in there and be tough. I'll be thinking about you with all you have going on this week.

  3. You and your friends will most definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. This is so sad... I am adding them to my prayer list.


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