Saturday, December 15, 2007

Remembering Adam Spencer

Just a little more than two years ago, a senior at my school died in a freak car accident. Now this was no ordinary senior. Adam Spencer was a guy who was completely sold out for God. He was the best Christian testimony I've ever witnessed. His deepest desire was to see others come to know God, to truly know God. His death impacted every student at my school in one way or another.
Yesterday, each and every student and teacher gathered around a small birch sapling that had been planted in Adam's honor. Two of my teachers shared a few things about Adam, and though I never knew him, I felt stabs of pain in my heart for his family. My very best friend was his cousin...her mom his aunt...both were standing right next to me. And as I watched the tears run down their faces, I couldn't help but cry myself. It was as if I could feel their pain just as deeply as they did. And so I locked my friend and her mom in a compassionate embrace.
Today, two years after Adam Spencer's death, his testimony is still being spread. In fact, I am glad to say that his testimony has been shared on every continent. And hope remains, for one day, I will get to meet Adam Spencer in person. His family and friends will get to be with him again. I can't wait.

7 comments:

Shelby Marie said...

He was such a great kid and what a tremendous family---I will miss Mrs. Spencer behind the counter at school and Sarah on the volleyball team...........
Btw--your blog looks great and your writing is wonderful.......
I love you!!!!!!!

Shelby Marie said...

It won't let me post in my name---aaaahhhhh!!!!!
Much love---darn cookies and firewalls!!!!
Put that thing back where it came from or so help me..........
Love ya,
Mom

Shelby Marie said...

lol, Mom, that's so funny. Makes it look like I'm saying that I love myself. I love you too.
Put that thing back where it came from or so help me...

Shelby Marie said...

lol, Mom, that's so funny. Makes it look like I'm saying that I love myself. I love you too.
Put that thing back where it came from or so help me...

Anonymous said...

He sounds like a cool guy and you sound like you have your act together. Refreshing.
http://striving2bme.blogspot.com/

Shelby Marie said...

Why, thank you, Strivin'! I must say that I love the name of your blog--very cool. I guess you could say that I'm striving too.

ashley diane said...

Adam was a great guy ,he was always on fire for the Lord and he's greatly missed through out CHA . His love for the Lord was so amazing ,when you where down he'd pick you back up and make you laugh!He made it his mission to bring others to Christ.So his legacy lives on. We miss you Adam!