Trent Dilfer was the starting and winning quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens on January 28, 2001 in Super Bowl XXV. He threw for 153 yards and one touchdown in helping his club win the World Championship, beating the Giants 34-7.
Trent Dilfer and his wife Cassandra are the parents of 3 daughters (Madeleine, Victoria, and Delaney) and a son Trevin. And it was through Trevin, that true courage was on full display.
Trevin had heart disease and battled on life support for 40 days until passing away on April 27, 2003. He was just 5 years old.
The Dilfer’s were devastated to lose their son, but Trent says he experienced something that didn’t make sense in a time of tragedy. He experienced peace.
“People say, ‘Why would you believe in this Jesus?’ said Dilfer. “And I get it, but I say to them, ‘You have no idea. I’ve experienced peace during the greatest time of loss that any parent could ever have and it’s so real.’ I truly feel like it washes over me at times.”
In the moment that Dilfer suffered the worst tragedy a parent can go through, losing a child, he saw and encountered God in a deeper way.
“It’s horrific and I’m not here to say it’s not,” said Dilfer. “But, what’s equally awesome, is that we have a God that volunteered that for his son on our behalf.”
Trent’s full testimony and story is featured at TheIncrease.com
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