Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:16 AM, CDTGlory to God! There was a miracle today, although not quite what we hoped and prayed for. At 10:15 am today, Kailey went to be with the Lord. She died surrounded by her family and knowing that she is greatly loved by us and many others. She also knew that God loved her infinitely more than we ever could. At an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) camp, she professed repentance and faith in Christ with mom present. By the blood of Christ shed on the cross and in the power of his resurrection, she has been reconciled to God and her sin has been wiped away. She is wrapped up in the Lord's embrace.
Therefore, we have received a miracle today: she is with the LORD! While this is not what we wanted, we know that she has the peace of God in his presence from now until everlasting. We are so sad to have lost her and we lament that she is not physically being a light to those around her any more. Her impact is still being felt and will be felt for a long time. Please turn your prayers to us for the Lord's strength to get us through this time. We grieve deeply, but we grieve with the hope of the resurrection. We think of the story of Lazarus, where Jesus says "I am the Resurrection and the Life." He says that Lazarus' story will not end in death, and Jesus raises him. Kailey's story will not end in death; she will be raised up with a new body when Jesus comes back. (John 11)
We thank you for your prayers and your support. You all have been wonderful. Please send emails and cards and avoid phone calls at this time. We thank God for all of you.