I Cried on Easter

“Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
– 1 Corinthians 15:54b-55

I cried on Easter Sunday. More than once.

There is no doubt Resurrection Day is a powerful day. The most important day. And it being that day probably pushed my emotions to the top. This can be expected.

The morning service prepared me for what came next. It prepared me to cry.

Hard tears.

Heavy tears.

Tears of sadness.

Tears of pure joy.

My friend’s daughter was called to Jesus Sunday morning.

While I was in church singing of the power of the cross, of the amazing resurrection, sweet and beautiful Tori was dancing with Jesus.

My own faith has been challenged and strengthened by the faith shown by Lesa and Brennan Brackbill.

Lesa and Brennan knew their beautiful Tori would someday die. They also knew that someday she would be healed.

Many people prayed for Tori. Thousands and thousands of prayers.

Prayers for peace. Prayers for good days. Prayers for miraculous healing.

Healing was guaranteed. God would heal sweet Tori. Here on earth, or in heaven.

It was a guarantee.

It is now a fact.

Sunday morning at 9:05 A.M. Eastern time, Tori met Jesus.

I could go on and on about the journey traveled by Tori and her family, but I’ll send you to her page instead. Lesa and Brennan have written so beautifully. Their words have strengthened my faith. My faith is stronger because of their example. Take the time to read and learn about Tori. Learn how she impacts thousands of people even today.

Here’s a link to the their page: The Brackbills

Pick a post. Any one. You’ll quickly understand.

Tori Brackbill

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15 thoughts on “I Cried on Easter

  1. And now I am crying. Again. I didn’t know Tori or her family personally, but through Lesa’s writings I felt like I knew them for many months. It hit hard when I saw that post on Easter Sunday. What a special day for Tori to be healed.

  2. I have followed little Miss Tori since my daughter told me of her story. I live in WA state, but my daughter lives in PA and had been helping with some find raisers for Tori. The pure faith, love, and strength that Lesa and Brennen show each and every day is beyond words. Tori may have been with them here on earth for a short time, but she was surly loved with a lifetime of love.

  3. Lesa & Brannen are two amazing and loving parents. Tori touched so many lives in her short life and will continue too. Thank You for sharing your tears Rick… My heart breaks in a million pieces for them…

  4. Beautiful…. Tori has touched the heart of so many in so many ways…. this Little Angel will forever live in our hearts.

    • April. I 100% agree. But, it would be all the more sorrowful if Lesa and Brennan hadn’t lived their faith so outwardly through this. They are truly amazing.