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He Heard Hannah by Lynnette Kraft with Courtney Becker

He Heard Hannah by Lynnette Kraft with Courtney Becker

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Published by: Lynnette Kraft on Feb 07, 2012
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Foreword
 By Clarke T. CaytonVice President of Content, Responder Life
Have you ever found yourself living in two differentworlds at the same time? I certainly have. When I was 19,I entered the worlds of both Bible College (affectionatelyknown as “The Bubble”) & professional EMS. I would spendall week in classes learning about Old Testament History,Pauline Literature, and Biblical Hermeneutics, only to leavecampus every weekend for two 12 hour shifts on an ambulance,running calls and witnessing the world at its worst. It didn’ttake long for me to notice that I was asking very differentquestions than my peers in class. The “911 World” that I wasliving in exposed me to homicides, suicides, overdoses, andcar crashes. This all presented a real challenge for me as Isought to understand, “Where is God in all of this”?For every First Responder, there is no greater emotionalchallenge than working a pediatric code (a child in cardiacarrest). Within every one of us, there is an internal voice thatscreams, “This is NOT how it is supposed to be!” I remember 
my rst call involving the death of a child. I remember how
numb I felt afterwards. Even now writing this, I feel my
heart sink into my gut as my mind oods with the details of 
that night. Imagine experiencing that on a Sunday night and
 
then the next morning sitting through a Systematic Theology
class talking about supercial hypotheticals. I began to
have some real questions! Yet, no one on campus seemed tounderstand…Only those who have experienced this kind of trauma
rst hand, have a perspective of how deeply the soul aches
 – it’s far beneath the glossy veneer of what society calls,“normal life”.I am grateful that my friends, Lynnette Kraft and 911Dispatcher Courtney Becker, have chosen to share their incredible story with the world. I will tell you that what youare about to read is raw and written from the brokennessof their own hearts. The questions they ask of God,independently of one another, are real and authentic. Theyare the voices of thousands of families and First Responderswho continually cry out, “Where is God in all of this?”There is a fundamental certainty that occurs in the midstof every tragedy, when we are forced to confront a new realitythat none of us can ever fully be prepared to realize. Our worldview is left shattered and life no longer makes sense. Itleaves us in a desperate scramble for answers and for truth.For too many people, scenarios like this are beyond any personal reconciliation and they can often lead down alifelong path of disillusionment, depression and despair.For those who turn their ear to God and hear His words of eternal life, peace and dare I say even JOY, can be a knownreality once more.

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