When Tragedy Strikes

My children’s friend died yesterday in a tragic backyard accident. Her little brother got struck by the same falling tree, but he will be alright. He does have three broken ribs and bruises, but he is going to come out strong. We went to Children’s Hospital today to see him and the family.

At this sad time, we cannot make sense of reality. All we can do is help the family with our presence, our hugs, hot meals, and a shoulder to cry on. The peace that passes understanding helps us and the family as we continue to lift them in prayer. 

Richard Greve is a minister who is helping our church family at large to deal with this tragedy. He posted on Facebook, “It’s the struggle of Job all over again. No real rational way to process this. It’s loss in its rawest form. That’s all there is to it. It’s tragic. It’s heart breaking, gut wrenching loss. It’s unexplainable. It’s irreversible. There’s only one light in this dark hole… the sovereignty of God.”

“For I know that my Redeemer lives. And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” Job 19 : 25 -27

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