Monday, June 2, 2008

Sacrifice

We heard about this blog and thought others might like to read Denice's thoughts on Keith's Sacrifice:
www.busywiththeboys.blogspot.com

Ultimate Sacrifice

Back around Easter my blog entry was about Jesus making the ultimate sacrifice for us. I asked the question of myself and others, Would I be willing to lay my life on the line for others for selfless reasons. I bring this back up for one reason, Keith Cypert.

If any of you have been following the struggle of Trey and Tyler Thompson you may have heard about Keith. Keith is a junior @ Munday High School and has worked for the Thompsons for some time. He was in the truck with the Thompsons when their horrible accident occurred. I have tried to play this accident in my mind. It had to be a horrible scene. Then my mind turns to Keith. Remember, he is only a junior in high school and he has the presence of mind to pull Trey and Tyler from this fiery wreckage. Was it just instinct or was there another force involved?

I haven't had the pleasure of knowing Keith but for some reason I feel he made that ultimate sacrifice and risked his own life and limb out of love. Out of his love for Trey and Tyler and out of his love for the Lord. I give Trey and Tyler some of this credit because these two men have taken the time to show a young man like Keith their unwavering love for the Lord. They have been examples to him that more young men need to have, not to be afraid in today's world to let your faith shine through and not to be ashamed of it.

No matter what drove Keith that day, I know the whole Thompson family is grateful to him and I have a feeling the Lord is grateful to him for letting him use him as a tool of love to save Trey and Tyler. I feel that He has great plans for these 3 individuals and I can't wait to see what they are.

Please continue prayer for all three of these guys but say an extra for Tyler. He has such a long road ahead of him and so many obstacles continue to block his road to recovery.

"Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to." Deuteronomy 15:10

4 comments:

Wimpy Bar Three said...

I helped with the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo this past weekend and just heard about the accident. My heart goes out to each and everyone that these boys have touched.

I don't know if anyone else could feel it, but I had an overwhelming feeling that Trey and Tyler were right there with us during the rodeo. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place when the Thompson team won the rodeo.

I had a similar thing happen to my brother in February. We used CarePages.com to keep everyone updated on his progress. I know how hard the updates are to do sometimes when one has taken 1 step forward and 2 steps back. But everyone wants to stay updated, even if it's a very minor milestone. Also, this way you don't forget to tell someone something, and people can check the updates as they have time. What you are doing is important.

My prayers are with each and everyone in the Thompson family.
God Bless all of you!!

Anonymous said...

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Keith. But, in my eyes he is a true hero and one of God's angels. Thank you Keith, for being there for Trey and Tyler.

Anonymous said...

Keith tells my mom and I everyday how much he loves those two guys and how he would lay his own life down for them....the past weekend at the rodeo Keith told us that they were going to win it for Trey and Tyler, sure enough they did!....right before the rodeo Keith text me and told me he was really nervous I told him just to keep Trey and Tyler in his mind the whole time and that would help them do their best....I think we were all in tears when they called to tell us they won....I'm so proud of my brother for what he did...he is a true hero in my eyes....and Thompson family I pray for you everyday and I'm so glad that Trey is home and I know Tyler will be home soon! If you need anything please call!
Love,
Andrea

Janie said...

Amen, and amen.

We're praying out here!