This weekend a local talk show host who is a very outspoken Christian, Rick Burgess, and his family experienced something that no one ever wants to have to go through – the loss of a child. Rick, who is one half of the award-winning Rick and Bubba Show, lost his two year old son, Bronner, in a swimming pool accident in the backyard of his home. When the accident happened, Rick was out of state in Gatlinburg preaching at a youth conference. Rick and his family have allowed the Holy Spirit to work in and through them and are following God’s leading to take this tragedy and turn it into an opportunity to proclaim the greatness and grace of Jesus Christ. It has been frequently said that it is easy to be a follower of Christ when everything is going well, but a Christians faith shines forth the brightest in the midst of indescribable pain and suffering to be able to stand up and say that Jesus is worth it all and He is the only one who completely satisfies. I want to leave you with three video clips from the heart of a father sharing at his son’s memorial service that the Holy Spirit is using to do just that:
The strength of Jesus Christ is perfect when all our strength is gone. He will provide the words when there are none. Keep the Burgess family in your thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks.