Here are my remarks from yesterdays service
I’ve been writing a book about my children for the past few years. And in the preface it says……
I am writing a story that is still being written. I don’t even know how this story ends, but I am so grateful that it is being written and that the story of my life was woven into the story of the lives of the incredible children you are about to meet.
But this is not the ending I would have chosen for the story of the life of Matthias Samuel Loux.
But God is good and His mercy endures forever.
Once there was a child, formed in his mother’s womb.
Created by God.
Fearfully and wonderfully.
Before he breathed his first breath,
His Maker knew him.
He called him by name.
He breathed LIFE over Matthias.
He dreamed a dream,
And Matthias became.
Fearfully and wonderfully made.
Nothing was hidden from Him.
The One who created Matthias saw it all.
He began writing. A story. His story.
A story called “Matthias.”
As He penned each word,
He was pleased.
And then He sat back and watched the story become all that He dreamed it could be.
He took great delight in watching his destiny come to life.
He watched every step.
Even from afar, He saw Matthias.
And He delighted in him.
He directed him.
Protecting him in front and behind.
His hand was upon Matthias.
He kept him steady.
He was the light that led Matthias’ way.
He held out His hand, and He never let go.
He sat back, eager to enjoy the story unfold.
Knowing every word from beginning to end, yet still, He delighted in his journey.
The wonderful works of His hand.
Free to become everything He created him to be.
Dancing into His story.
I don’t understand why my son’s story changed on August 21st.
14 months ago, we watched our son’s heart stop. And we got a miracle.
This time. His heart stopped. And it never started beating again.
But for Matthias it was just the beginning.
Today my son can walk, and dance, and run.
He can sing and he can laugh…… so loud it shakes the heavens.
My son has no scars, no pain, no tubes, no wires.
No machines beeping in the night.
Here is what I am CELEBRATING today…….
3 ½ year of life with the most amazing child on the planet. A child who changed me. Anchored me. Steadied my heart during so many storms. A child who could still my heart and steady my breath with just a look and a smile.
I am celebrating the child who taught me how to breathe.
I want to thank each of you for being here.
You are here because Matthias touched your life in some way.
Some of you only know him through Facebook, some of you dear precious ones have cared for him as your very own through sickness and in health, some of you have taught him and helped him reach milestones that are to this day miracles, every one.
But you are here because you are changed. We are all changed.
Changed by a story that God wrote about a boy named Matthias Samuel Loux.
I promised my son yesterday that I would keep on living. That I would keep breathing.
I promised him that I would walk through whatever the rest of the story God is writing for my life.
And I ask each of you, to live and breathe and walk, and hold close to you the lessons that my son’s life has taught you.
Thank you all for listening, caring, loving us, and letting us walk out this journey of grief.
We feel your love and prayers.