We do not grieve as others do who have no hope (I Thessalonians 4:13).
One aspect of our shared commitment to Christian media is that, over the years of NRB fellowship and such, we come to feel as family—often sharing in our life journeys not only professionally but personally as well.
From the beginning of his involvement in Christian radio, Barry Meguiar has been an enthusiastic member of that family, sharing in a variety of settings his personal commitment to moving people closer to Jesus, whatever the situation.
On June 27th, Barry and his wife, Karen, were given an extraordinary opportunity to do this in the memorial celebration of their beloved daughter, Nicole, who went to be with her Savior suddenly during the morning hours of the day her youngest of three sons was to graduate from high school just a week earlier.
The facilities at Teen Challenge in Riverside were filled to overflowing with family and friends, young and old … Meguiar company personnel, Teen Challenge staff and residents, car enthusiasts, church family and so many more. And what everyone heard, even in this moment of grief and loss, was one of the most powerful evangelistic messages ever delivered.
In spite of a lifelong journey filled with pain for Nicole, few have moved as many people closer to Jesus in their lifetime. The powerful transparency of her witness is palpable in the video of the service as Barry spoke about “where is God when bad things happen” with comfort and confidence, reminding us that “if scripture doesn’t work in the bad times, it’s worthless.”
The Meguiar family is hopeful that Nicole’s legacy will have even further impact. To that end, we invite you to view the service linked below … and to share it as broadly as you might wish to do, knowing that seeing what “faith under fire” looks like has the power to bring others to Christ.
… encourage one another with these words (I Thessalonians 4:18).
May it be so!