Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kyle's Mom

Today I sat with tears streaming down my face listening to a mother tell the story of her son. The story of a son she was about to lay to rest. The story of a son that went off to war and returned a changed person. As she began to speak I was asking myself "How can she do this?" But as she spoke The Lord answered my question: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 NKJV) It is HE who gave her the strengh and the words to do what to me seemed impossible!

From this day forward whenever I feel like I can't do something I'll remember what The Lord did for Kyle's mom today. How He gave her the strength to stand before a room full of people and share with them her son's story! I will know that the same God that did that for Kyle's mom will do that for me. AND He will do it for you!! 

This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. Kyle is my cousin who gave his life for his country. I ask that you pray for continued strength for Kyle's mom, dad and brother. Pray also for the many men and women who give of themselves everyday to keep our country safe. Pray for the families of those that give the ultimate sacrifice.  Pray that we as a nation will make sure they are never forgotten and always taken care of. 

6 comments:

  1. It is a GREAT gift we have in America ... FREDOM! Freedom to worship our King Jesus!!! I will continue to pray for this precious family. So tragic :( Pamela Britt Malone

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  2. Looking outward and upward after that experience.

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  3. Very well written Beth, love you, Shannon.

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  4. Praise God in the highest from whom ALL blessings flow! What a gift to Kyle from his mother! Very well put, Beth!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! I just bet all of us in attendance feel the same.So many people saw and heard an awesome young man who was "on his way HOME", a mother who loved her son beyond measure, a hoard of family and friends there to honor him, and a father and brother whose hearts were broken so badly. Such a beautiful devotion to share God's love for us all.

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  6. Wow!! So well written.. May we as a country do more to help our service men come home after deployment. We expect them to forget what orders they are given and the carnage that follow. I pray for this family and the many more like them dealing with their loss. May God bless our troops and their families!! Kenny G.

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