4 years ago today, my brother Jordan went to be with Jesus. I miss him a lot. My brothers Justin and Jeff are on a mission trip right now overseas as I'm typing. Justin shared an awesome story of remembering Jordan today in Germany!
My brother Jordan died 4 years ago, today… freaking August 19th, 2008. I spent this day in Germany with my brother Jeff and our wonderful German friends. After flying down the autobahn, amazing German food, fellowship & church, we went to the river Rhein to swim and run the speedo patrol. :)
People from all over the world were at the river and little waves were made by huge boats that passed by about every 2 minutes. At a certain point during the fun I came out of the water and heard a massive honking noise from a boat and when I turned to look I saw the name "Jordan" on the front of the boat/ship. I froze. Toby, my German comrade started yelling at me "Look Justin, Jordan!" as I nodded and looked back at the boat, i watched it go by in what felt like slow motion. Tons of boats had passed by that day but this was the only one that honked. It resounded like a sound effect with the bass kicking deep in the water. The only sound I heard was the horn, no water, no German, no talking.
Many moments in my life feel like scenes from a movie (granted I see everything as a movie) but dang, this was. With water dripping from my eyes and rocks beneath my feet, I watched the boat pass. I noticed that the name "Jordan" was not only on the front but on each side of the back with a German name in between. The boat finally went out of focus and I just sat in the water looking up at the sky, "Whoa." Now, understand that Jordan's on my mind everyday... all the time… not just the 19th. Sometimes I meet people and that don't have a clue that I have a brother named Jordan and when they forget my name, they call me Jordan. This happens all the time and it's always interesting how that's even possible.
Above all the places to hear or see the name Jordan, it's plastered in all CAPS on a boat… at the river Rhein… in Germany... on August 19th. Insane. If i was an atheist, i would've become a christian today haha! My whole body was flooded with joy and peace. This was a blessing from my King today.
After the Rhein, Jeff, wilhelm and I went to a birthday party for an in-law of my favorite german family, the martens. It was Mexican for dinner and Mr. Bean was on tv in the other room, which brought my heart gladness. After speaking some broken German and Russian, I got to witness the love of Jesus in a loving family. So much joy, so much love and so much laughter was shared. As I filmed, I witnessed something really amazing. One of my favorite things to see is brothers hanging together and families just doing life together. I had a front row seat. What a day.
My heart is still shattered and always will be but through the midst of pain, a tiny little seed of joy lives. Only because of Jesus, that seed exists. Jordans life will not become a piece of dust on a picture mistaken as a memory. I carry everything Jordan was in me, I live 2 lives of purpose. For my hero, Jordan Robinson.
I just wanted to share this moment with you. Thanks for reading."
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I'm grateful for Justin's story of how God reveals His love. As I am remembering Jordan's life, I am looking forward to meeting Micah JORDAN Robinson soon. I look forward to telling him stories about his amazing uncle Jordan. But most importantly, I want to tell Micah about the life that Jordan lived for Christ.