Friday I had the privilege of delivering the Message of Hope for the Fallen Trooper Memorial Service at the Highway Patrol Headquarters near Columbia.


I told them how I can vividly remember receiving the call early in the morning of October 24, 2017, that Trooper Keith Rebman had been struck and was in critical condition, I became physically sick.

Keith wasn’t just a member of our church, he was a friend. His daughters go to school & SS with my children. His wife Michelle’s family have been pillars in our church for years.


Isaiah 55:9 says, “God’s ways are above our ways, and His thoughts are above our thoughts.” I take solace in that verse, because in my finite mind, I can’t understand why Keith was taken so early.

My heart breaks for Michelle, for their daughters Olivia, Charlee, & Kennedy.  


I said: But today is Good Friday, another day I can’t understand—how God would let His perfect sinless Son be executed— the greatest injustice in human history. But God in His infinite wisdom knew that with 3 nails & 2 pieces of wood, Jesus would build a bridge between God and us. We call it the Cross.