After Elijah's accident, we had MANY, MANY questions that unfortunately had no answers...our son was healthy, handsome, smart, honest, athletic and loving. There was no reason that was good enough for me, my husband and our family that in a blink of an eye 11/17/05 would change us forever...yes, forever.
As we've been taught and have taught our children....we believe that the Bible is the light in our darkness, the rule book of our lives, and it contains the answers to all of our questions. We believe that the Lord's Word is true and He has a divine time for every one of us - and an appointed time that we will leave this world behind to live on with Him in Eternity.
It was clear to us, when my husband read 1 Kings 17:5 "so he went and did according to the Word of the Lord, for he went and lived by the brook, Cherith, which flows into the Jordan" (talking about Elijah of course). This was a revelation to us, you see our son is not in our past...he is now in our future, waiting for us. He was 12 years old, when Father God called him home, and it gives us great peace to know that he is now all about the Father's business.
There is a saying that goes, " when one door closes, another one opens." Well, thanks to a loving God...He doesn't ever allow the door to close, when he takes one of His children home :) Our son lives daily in our hearts and our minds, and we love him more everyday, as we love our girls more every day. Knowing that we will see him again, that he lives on in eternity helps us to accept the reality that Elijah is just beyond the "Jordan!"
Lisanne Brown "a mom like you"
Huntington Beach, CA