Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tomorrow the Trial Begins

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life." -- Psalm 143:8
One day shy of 19 months after my daughter was gunned down in his home, Cody Gorecke will stand trial for the murder of Amanda. Regardless of the verdict, the low-life killer of my little girl will not get what he deserves, not in this life anyway.

We've been told that even in the best of circumstances we can expect him to be out of prison in two or three years. Worst case scenario, he could be out immediately after the trial. He will most likely serve no more than 5 years, possibly less than 2, for killing our beautiful daughter.

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad." -- 2 Corinthians 5:10

Regardless whether he receives justice here on earth, through man's law, he will eventually face the judgment of God and pay for the wicked he has done.

I don't know how things will turn out this week. I don't know how I'll react when I see him, or how I'll react during the trial. The closer it gets, the more I dread it.

Please pray for us this week.

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  1. Praying now, and will be praying all this week...can't imagine. Love you guys. (Randi Mackey)

  2. Praying for you now and will be praying all this week. I just can't imagine all the emotions. Love you guys.

  3. Thank you both dear friends. We love y'all too.


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