Earlier this evening, Brittany posted a “thank you” message on her Myspace to all of her friends and to others supporting her stand. Praise God for her Christ-honoring attitude. And please, remember to keep Brittany in your prayers.
Saturday, June 24, 2006 – (9:03 PM)
I am writing tonight to give everyone one big, huge, heartfelt thank you. All of the support and encouragement I have received lifts my spirits and urges me to continue to focus on Christ and His love and His plan. And this is where I get my energy and drive to continue forward with all of this. Because the truth is, I wasn’t angry that my freedom of speech was denied. I was determined to follow the convictions of my heart, the urging of the Holy Spirit to share God’s amazing, all encompassing, forgiving in all circumstances, love.
All of your encouragment has led me to want to encourage you. The stand I took was one small step, one small yes to God’s call. After I took this step you all joined in this fight. It amazes me, it astounds me what God is doing, how He took an event where man denied Him and turned it around for His own glory. He truly is all powerful.
When we realize we are nothing, God makes us something. David tells us “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” in Psalm 51:17. Just know that all those who have told me they respect and admire me, the one who you respect and admire is truly Christ in me. I am nothing without Him. But, it rouses every sense in my soul to think that I am EVERYTHING with Him. I have everything I will ever need, every bit of strength, every word that needs uttering, every thought, every smile, every tear, every bit of compassion. And all that I need to do is tap into His source of power- his Word. Reading his word, sitting silent in His presence, worshiping His name with His people…He will give you all you need for this fight and for this life.
Continue to pray that Christians will be victorious in this fight, that we will be able to proclaim His name, by law, anywhere and everywhere we feel compelled to do so. He says to us, “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” -Psalm 2:8…Ask and I will. Not ask and I might. Not Ask and I will put it ahead of you to run after and catch. Ask and I will.
For full coverage of Brittany’s valedictorian speech, click here.