The date was April 20, 1999. Inconsequential to many, but life changing for the Bernall family, it was the day their daughter Cassie took her last breath and went to be with Jesus. There really aren’t any words to accurately portray the devastating loss. However, an amazing story of deliverance and faithfulness emerged.
Just two years earlier, Cassie had been on a destructive path. In her own words, she described being led by a dark force. While on a Christian youth retreat, Cassie accepted Jesus as her Savior. Suicide desires and death wishes for her parents no longer ravished her thoughts. Cassie had been set free. Her parents report a
change in attitude and overall well-being.
Fast forward to April 20, 1999. A gunman stood over Cassie, asking if she believed in Jesus. Her answer, an unwavering, yes! The gunman pulled the trigger. Cassie’s unwillingness to conform to evil to save her life was vastly different from some of the Pergamum believers. Christ rebuked their compromised faith.