Sara's Story: Realizing God's Love

Sara Weaver's mother and brother were both killed during the tragedy at Ruby Ridge in August 1992. During the first ten years following Ruby Ridge, she lived in a deep and dark depression and was ripe for a rock bottom experience. When she finally hit rock bottom, At that moment, she met Jesus for the first time.

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One particularly hard day, I couldn’t resist Him any longer. I searched for a Bible and opened to the only verse I could think of: John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, would not perish, but have everlasting life.”(KJV) I began to sob as pure, soul-cleansing love, poured out on me from heaven. At that moment, I met Jesus for the first time. He introduced Himself to me through His life-giving words, and I felt Him wrap His arms of peace around me. I was so tired of running from Him. How wonderful it felt to surrender all my failures and fears and allow His healing into my broken places. I sensed He understood me as no one could. That He had created me and wanted a relationship with me. That it was not about doing everything right, and He didn’t care that I had done everything wrong. I just had to admit it, release it, and trust Him.


After the 1992 Ruby Ridge tragedy, Sara Weaver has worked hard at overcoming her pain, deep depression, and PTSD. Out of that experience, Sara brings a message of hope and forgiveness from her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and is now an author and public speaker, dedicated to helping others through their own challenges. Sara lives in Montana with her husband Marc and her son, Dawson. To find out more about her, visit

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