Jody McBrayer has left Avalon. His disease has spread. I’m having trouble dealing with this. I’m a total mess. I’m tearing up in front of my computer.
I want to shout prayers. Supplications. “Lord, HEALING! Heal your faithful servant! In Jesus’ name!” I want to beg, on my knees, praying for healing for Jody. As if he were my own flesh and blood. And frankly, the way his music has helped me through much difficulty the past few years, he may as well be. He doesn’t know me from Adam, but in God’s family, we are united by the blood.
And there it goes. I’ve gone into the ugly cry.
Jody posted this letter on Avalonlive.com:
Dear Friends, Well, after much prayer and consideration I have decided to depart Avalon early. When I returned to the doctor in June and found out that my disease had spread both Stephanie and I felt that leaving early was now the right decision.
I want to say thank you to everyone who has given me the chance to experience this amazing and meaningful chapter of my life. While the future ahead seems unsure right now I have no doubt that God is in control and we will see His plan for our lives fulfilled. I ask that you please continue to keep me as well as my family in your prayers as we move forward in this unsure chapter of our lives.
As for Avalon, I look forward to the amazing opportunities that await them in their future. They are the most talented and gifted people I have ever known and I have no doubt that God has great plans for their future and that their territory will only increase as the years progress.
God Bless you all and thank you again for 12 amazing years….
Oh, Jody! I cover you with prayer. I believe in faith you will be healed. I believe your beautiful voice will continue to minister. My God – our God – will deliver you out of this trial, and your life and testimony will inspire millions.
I’m a total mess. I’m sorry, but I am. Hu hu hu hu hu hu hu!!