This morning my friends Darren and Maureen lost their son Jacob. In the end, Jacob's medical problems were simply insurmountable... as my friend Cathy said, "If love could have saved him, he would have lived forever."
In his twenty months of life, Jacob taught all of us about courage, hope, and innocence. And his parents taught us grace, strength, and faith.
Tonight I would ask you to do something for me in Jacob's memory: hug your children just a moment longer, hold them just a little tighter, tell them you love them, and remember to be thankful for them.