Brennan Hawkins was LOST.
He was last seen on Friday,
June 17, 2005 at a Boy Scout Camp in rugged northeast
Utah. A climbing wall supervisor said he had seen
Hawkins removing his climbing gear, but the boy
failed to show up for dinner an hour later.
intensive search began involving as many as 3,000
out on foot, on horseback and all-terrain vehicles to
find Hawkins. Authorities feared Brennan might have
fallen into the fast-running
. The searchers scoured
the area, searching both mountains and rivers.
days later, Brennan Hawkins was FOUND.
Two volunteer searchers came across the boy
around noon (3 p.m. ET) about 1.5 miles south of
, approx. five miles from the Boy Scout Camp.
Hawkins was found alive and “in
good shape, given the ordeal he’s been
through,” said Dr. Edward Clark, medical
director of Primary Children’s Hospital in
Salt Lake City.
are absolutely thrilled with the outcome of
this,” said his uncle, Bob Hawkins.
"This is the GREATEST outcome we could
Hawkins, Brennan’s mother, said, “We're here to
unequivocally tell you that Heaven
is NOT closed, prayers ARE answered, and children DO
rejoice with the Dawkins family and our gratitude is
extended to those thousands
of searchers who gave of their time and effort to find
Brennan Dawkins. We
are thankful to God for a happy ending to this ordeal!
experiences teach us some things about our OWN
of our sin, YOU and I are LOST, in desperate need of
salvation (Romans 6:23).
But because of His great love for us, God sent
His Son to our rescue.
Jesus said, "For the Son of Man has
come to SEEK and to SAVE that which was
LOST" (Luke 19:10).
Through His death on the cross, Jesus “blazed
a trail” for US
to find OUR way home to God.
Jesus said, “I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the
LIFE. NO ONE- comes to the Father except
through ME” (John 14:6).
The way home is through Christ: believing
in Him (Acts 16:30-31), turning from sin to Him in repentance
(Acts 17:30-31) confessing
Him before men (1 Timothy 6:12), and being baptized
(immersed) into Christ for the
forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-37).
children, we must continue to follow Christ
through this life until
we reach OUR heavenly home (Rev 2:10).
Mrs. Hawkins, thanks be to God that through His Son,
lost or found?
Heaven is NOT closed, prayers ARE answered and -HIS-
children DO come home!
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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