Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kyler Yelverton 12/07/2010

There are some days, some things, and some words you just don't want to write about, ever.
Today is one of those days. The past two days I have come to my computer to type this out and yet the words just don't want to come.
My fingers freeze at the keyboard, my heart and eyes fill with grief and tears, but today I must, I must type it out.

It is with mixed emotions I share with you the news that on Tuesday morning December 7th Kyler was received into the arm of our Heavenly Father.

My emotions run mixed over this because I know that Kyler is with the Lord and is at rest, peace and in the fullness of joy as he sees His savior face to face. I know that to be absent from the body is to be with Christ and as believers that is what we live for, to see our Lord and to hear the words "well done My good and faithful servant". Although we do not grieve as those who have no hope; because our trust and and confidence is in the Lord, my human nature still aches at the weight of this loss.

I cry at the knowing of what we who remain here on earth have lost in losing a gem such as Kyler, but I also take comfort in knowing weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Standing in that joy, I rejoice for and with Kyler in knowing he is not dead but yet alive! He has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he kept his faith and now he is free!

Kyler was an amazing young man with a smile as bright as the sun.
His love for Christ was evident in his service to others and his life here on earth touched a magnitude of people. Whether at church, in youth group, at school, his sports teams or during his missions trip to Haiti he was a servant of Christ and He touched lives! Kyler will be greatly missed by so very many.

We who have hope in the Lord know that we will see Kyler again and what a time it will be.

Please continue to lift Kyler's family up in prayer.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. – Revelation 21:4


Mommy Saves ALOT!!! said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this....

Anonymous said...

I'll miss you <3
You were an amazing man. I remember so much from when we were like 7 and you always wore your fancy hat!! I love you,
- Spencer Smith