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.