What do you do when your walls come tumbling down? What happens when life does not go your way, and it seems like God has vanished from the scene?

This week, I’d like to share a message with you from a man named Mark Myers. He spoke on a Wednesday night to the youth ministry at my home church. Many of you reading this now may know his story, but over a year ago, his daughter, Kylie, went to be with the Lord after defeating cancer.

It might sound somewhat paradoxical to say that Kylie defeated cancer when, in the end, the disease wound up taking her physical life. Yet, from the stories that I have heard about her battle (some of which can be heard in the message below), Kylie refused to let the physical torment of her bout with cancer rattle her faith in Christ or her belief that God had big plans for her despite the agony.

Her father now serves as an advocate in the fight against childhood cancer, and he has spoken on numerous occasions to raise awareness about the lack of funding for and focus on defeating the disease. Yet, in the message below he concentrates primarily on how the entire ordeal shook his faith and how God would ultimately work through the tragedy.

While Kylie’s life on earth was shorter than any of us would have liked, her fight and her faith will continue to tell a story and have a major impact on innumerable lives for years to come.

I’m thankful to Mark for his willingness to be transparent and to share his story. Aside from the message itself being worth your time, Mark is also an excellent communicator.I would encourage you to take the few minutes to watch the video of his message. You won’t be disappointed.

Mark Myers Smiley for Kylie from Redeemer Productions on Vimeo.

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3 thoughts on “In Triumph and Tragedy

  1. Reblogged this on A Generous Helping and commented:
    I’m humbled and honored to see this shared by my friend, Brandon. This is a pretty raw and real peak into my faith journey after the loss of Kylie. I was so proud to be able to share it with a lot of her friends. “When God says No, Add Letters.”

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