Our dear brother and faithful encourager, Brian Sanders, died on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. There is a CaringBridge note below that his wife, Liz, posted on the evening of his sudden passing.
Visitation & Service Details:
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at West Cabarrus Church (Concord, NC).
12 pm - Visitation
2 pm - Celebration of Life Service
(Graveside service to follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Concord)
Pray for the Sanders family as they grieve with hope. Liz, Sawyer, and Bennett love you all and know how well you loved Brian.
If you need the family's mailing address, please contact Sally@gracecovenantcharlotte.com.
Liz’s Post on Caring Bridge from May 23:
Over the past 12.5 years since Brian’s devastating brain injury stole his hopes and dreams, I have been readily able to sing Great Is Thy Faithfulness. God was faithful to spare Brian’s life. Faithful to let my kiddos grow up with a daddy who loved them. Faithful to sustain me during an emotional roller coaster I could never navigate without His strength and grace. But I struggled greatly with It Is Well With My Soul. It wasn’t.
Watching him suffer mightily chipped away at my heart and soul every single day for 12.5 years. I am a fixer. It’s what I do. It’s who I am. But here I was, watching the love of my life be plagued by sadness and pain and frustration, and I couldn’t fix it for him. He told me last week that he couldn’t even find the words to describe “how lonely it is to be trapped in the dark.” Oh how my heart broke hearing that.
Sometime during the night, the Lord called Brian home to heaven. And while our hearts are broken at his absence, we rejoice that he is now whole! He is healed. The first thing he saw after 12.5 years of darkness was Jesus’s face! The first thing his ears with perfect hearing heard was “well done, good and faithful servant!” His faith has been made sight.
I don’t have any details regarding visitation or funeral arrangements yet, but I’ll post that as soon as we know them. One thing I do know, however, is that we will sing It Is Well With My Soul! Because it *finally* is. His suffering has ended, and he will spend all of eternity with no darkness. No pain. No fear.
To God be the glory!
Thank you for countless texts, calls, food, visits, and for sharing your best Brian Sanders stories with us today. Please be praying for our family in the days and weeks to come as we navigate a new normal.
With much love,