Every time I hear that statement, I must pause and consider – do I really believe it?
I first heard it spoken out loud by my wife. I knew she believed it then, and believes it now.
And now I see it written by a 14-year-old boy. It is remarkable, both because it is hard and because it is presented without bitterness.
Trusting God like that is a gift. Dianne didn’t earn it, nor did Victor. God granted them the faith to believe that he is both sovereign and good in all circumstances, and he gave all of us a book telling us about him.
Brian Eaton, who is my friend, the Executive Director of Children Desiring God and lives with disability in his family, concluded his beautiful blog post about Victor this way:
God is the hero of Victor’s story. God has elected, called, justified, and glorified Victor in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:30). Victor was faithful to his Savior, and he sought every opportunity to share what was precious to him. May the Lord be pleased to use the testimony of the Watters family and Victor’s life and death to bring many into his kingdom.
Amen. May God be pleased to use all of our stories to bring many more into the kingdom.