Friday, February 13, 2009

Running into the Arms of God

If you have a moment, take a look at Amy Welborn's reflections on her husband Michael Debruiel's death at her blog here. The word "Euthus" stood out for her as a description of his life. Read the post to find out why.

I had the great blessing of speaking to the person who was on the treadmill next to Michael and was the first to come to his aid. ....(she told me) there was no struggle or consciousness of what had happened, no words, no stopping, clutching of chest or struggling for breath. He simply dropped mid-stride and within a minute had stopped breathing. ....One of Michael’s coworkers wrote that since Michael died while he was running, she imagined him running right into Jesus’ arms. He was looking for Jesus, and finally, being finished running that race, reached him at last. read more

As a writer, I can appreciate how Amy was able to write so beautifully and so eloquently in the midst of her grief. That is often how it is, for writers.

Please pray for their family. And if you want to help support the family by buying one of Michael's books, (this is Amy's request) please do so.

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