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Amy Tyler and the question why

Amy Tyler and the question why

Last night we hosted nearly 900 at Indian Creek for Amy Tyler's memorial service. She touched our lives in a dynamic way in her 30 short years. Belinda and I had the privilege of offering the welcome and eulogy. It was a privilege to serve Amy's precious family.

In my message I felt compelled to address the question of "why." Someone asked me if I would post the message so people who wanted to digest it more slowly could do so. Here is the opening part of the question and then I posted a link where you can go to get the rest if you are interested. I've never before heard so many people say, it was "perfect." If that is true it is a tribute to the Holy Spirit giving the right words at the right time to the right audience. Thanks to those praying for us.

I think the question in this situation that no one wants to ask out loud, especially in a church, but is on everyone’s mind—is why?

 

Why Amy, why cancer, why now?

 

I don’t have the answer but I think we should push into the tension a bit today and most importantly turn to the One who does have what we need for all of life.

 

Luke 13

Jesus discussed tragedy and clarified that it is inappropriate to judge why a particular thing happened the way it did. Be very careful about assigning a cause to an effect…

To read the message click hereMem message for Amy Tyler[1].docx

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