I opened up my email and saw one sent from, “Quinn.” I don’t know any one bearing that name. Spam had spammed me I thought. As is my habit on these junky occasions, I hovered my cursor and right clicked – ready to send it to that folder for the abyss. Yet, in my spirit, I was prompted not to hit ‘delete’ but ‘open’.
These were the words staring back from the screen:
“We have never met before or spoken, but I just thought I would let you know how your blog, or I guess how Makenzie changed my life. You see, this weekend I am getting baptized and the reason is because of your daughter. I came across your blog and found myself very intrigued by your family’s story. After reading about Makenzie and her love for Jesus, I found myself wanting to give my life to Jesus. I just want to thank you for putting her story out there. I know it changed my life for the better and I am sure it has done that for many others.”
Once again, God used my daughter’s short-well-lived life to change someone else’s for eternity. Once again, I as the dictator of the story feel immensely humbled by it all. Once again, I thank my Lord for Hope-lived-out and His eternity breaking into Quinn’s history.
Thank you, Quinn, for letting me use your email and for following the calling of Jesus!
(Update: Quinn was baptized this past Saturday!)