I haven’t even been able to fully process last night- it was so powerful, so spirit filled, so beautiful, I almost feel like I dreamt it.
It was the Holy Spirit. From floor to ceiling, one corner of the gym to the other, one basket to the next- the spirit of God. If you didn’t feel it-
you weren’t feeling.
I was simply a vehicle in my speech- speaking of the son who deserved everyone wonderful word spoken about him. I wished I could make a movie instead- but my simple five minutes had to suffice.
I woke up thinking about Winnie the Pooh and though I haven’t fully grasped this idea- I feel like Lucas drops hints to me through these out of the blue thoughts I have. I looked up Winnie the Pooh quotes and this is what I found:
“If there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, you are stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important part is even if we are apart I will always be with you.”
I absorbed that into my being- as well as cried many lakes of tears- and decided I must say my speech. I was going to have one of the teachers read it. I realized then at that moment- I am stronger than I seem. My baby boy is going to be urging me on.
He wants to make a difference. In his life this is all he would have wanted and I (and God) are going to make sure that it happens. He deserved that. He would have wanted the message of living life as if it is not your own to resonate through that public school gym.
This is what it said on the cards handed out with the blue “live like lucas” bands last night:
“We wear this bracelet to celebrate the legacy of a life lost too soon. In his fifteen short years, Lucas taught us more about life than many learn in a hundred. Lucas’ heart and his gift of loving others encompassed everything he did. His compassion was evidident in his service in Guatemala, through his loving on little brother and sisters, and by standing up for thoe being bullied at school. He cared for more about others than himself. Every day he sought to bring a smile to the face of those who were hurting. He overcame his own medical strugles with courage and dignity. His loss can never be filled but we ask that hyou wear this bracelet with the promise to carry with you a little piece of him, a reminder that we, too can make a difference. We can be a light in a dark world.”
Forest Hills Central was inundated with the Holy Spirit last night.
Every student pledged to LIVE LIKE LUCAS.
“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.”