Monday, October 15, 2012

"The Greatest Commandment on Display: Through the Ledet Family" by SkyMom, Terrie Chevaillier

The Greatest Commandment on Display:

How I saw the memories of two brothers, Sky Ranch, and Southlake, TX love God and love others.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

 One week ago, Sky Moms was asked to pray for the Ledet family who are near and dear to Sky Ranch. I would like to share with you in this blog post just how I saw some of those prayers being answered as I watched form a far and up close this week.
First let me share what I saw as memories were shared about the life of this family:
I saw:
Two brothers who were united in Spirt.
Two brothers who put the interests of others above their own.
Two boys who loved others so well that teachers shared personal testimony, students shared personal testimony and letters written to the family shared personal testimony.
A family that was united and unified in love for each other.
Two boys who had such incredible joy and hearts of compassion that the entire town felt a heaviness because they were not here with us.
Two boys whose lives touched so many people that even at a restaurant we were eating at this week, someone had left a drawing under the glass of the table with their names on it and scripture.
Two brothers who adored their sisters.
Two sons who adored and respected their mother and father.
Two boys who loved this whole town and those in and around them with the love of Christ.
I would also like to share how I saw the love of Sky Ranch on display:
I saw:
Sky Ranch show up.
Sky Ranch show comfort.
Sky Ranch speak about how these boys loved God and loved others.
Sky Ranch share the gospel at a prayer vigil.
Sky Ranch comfort the mom and sisters.
Sky Ranch comfort the boys and girls in this town by listening, talking, sitting at a ballgame, taking kids to lunch, hanging out and watching football with those close to these two boys, taking boys fishing, praying with kids and just being there.
Sky Ranch was the hands and feet of Jesus in Southlake, TX this week.
What I saw in the community of Southlake and Carroll ISD…
I saw:
A school district that was more concerned about grieving students over testing and schedules.
A faculty who showed love, compassion, and concern each day to those who loved these boys.
A homecoming week that became not so much about earthly things and chose to focus on that which was eternal….remembering these two, praying for this family, and dedicating hours to honoring their lives over honoring the event of the week.
A town that showed up to a Celebration of Life service that required parking attendants and police to direct traffic.
A church that used their gifts of compassion, mercy, song, scripture and prayer to celebrate well the life these two boys had lived.
A pastor who spoke to the hearts of the family and kids about eternal perspectives and stages of grief with concern for their hearts to allow Christ’s love to get them through each stage and not get stuck in bitterness.
I saw:
Jesus Christ on display through His people.
~Terrie Chevaillier

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