Jason Tuskes was a seventeen-year-old high school honor student who was close to his mother, his wheelchair-bound father, and his younger brother ...
He was an expert swimmer who loved to scuba
dive. Jason left home on a Tuesday morning to explore a spring and
underwater cave near his home in west central Florida. His plan was
to be home in time to celebrate his mother's birthday by going out
to dinner with his family that night. Jason became lost in the cave.
Then, in his panic, he apparently got wedged into a narrow
passageway. When he realized he was trapped, he shed his yellow
metal air tank and unsheathed his diver's knife. With the tank as a
tablet and the knife as a pen, he wrote one last message to this
family: "I love you Mom, Dad, and Christian." Then he ran out of air
Thought: A dying message is something that
simply cannot be ignored. What consumed the Lord's thinking during
His final hours? If we listen closely to His prayer shortly before
He entered Gethsemane, we get a glimpse into His heat (John
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