I was just looking at the photos Colleen Kane McCullough took at yesterday’s Open House for CJ in the camp Dining Hall.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it but this photo of a T-shirt with the inscription “I Survived Peak 2009” and the picture of the UPS truck made me do what the kids these days abbreviate as LOL. I wasn’t just typing laughter either. I laughed out loud for a good half-minute.
CJ survived all right. By the grace of God he is still with us after his on the job at UPS slip and fall during peak 2009.
That we can have a good laugh seeing a shirt like this is an incredible testimony to God’s healing power and the remarkable way He brought all of us who know CJ – and many who’ve never met the man – together in prayer since we all heard the terrible news in December.
Raise your hand if you have been moved by the outpouring of support and love God’s people – many who have never even met CJ – have shown. Though some may say otherwise, that’s not the power of people. That’s the transforming power and movement of the Holy Spirit.
And if it’s not already abundantly clear to you that God has a purpose for CJ’s life and knew all along that this terrible accident could be used as a demonstration of His wonder-working power read (or read again)the letter CJ sent on the eve of his return.
His story is an unforgettable one, but his story is also our story too if we allow God to open our eyes and see that He has a special plan for all of us and that through good times and bad, joyful gladness and painful tragedy He is, as we are reminded in Romans 8:28 “at work for the good of those who love Him” and “have been called according to his purpose.”