Monday, December 03, 2007

A Dark Place Tonight

We are waiting in a dark place tonight in this Adventing. A young man, the son of some people who have come to our church now and then, and are friends of my co-priest M, died last night. We don't know why just yet. B had been in a very serious car accident four years ago, when traveling at over 100 mph, he flipped his sports car three times. He had a serious head injury and was in a coma for over a month. His life was forever changed. In the last year he had returned to school and was rebuilding a life for himself. He often gave talks to high school and college groups about drinking and driving and what can happen, with himself as a living example. He was a really sweet guy. M will bury him on Saturday. His dad wants to understand why he survived that awful crash, to work so hard to come back only to die now. We wait with his family in their pain and confusion. We remind ourselves of the promise that God waits with us as well.

4 comments:

Jan said...

This is a dark place. He's not there, but those behind feel that darkness. Prayers.

Mother Laura said...

Wow, so much here since I last checked in. I am glad you will keep posting daily, so sorry to hear about Maggie's eye and the terrible tragedy, and will pray for everyone involved.

Crimson Rambler said...

in our prayers too -- the family AND their pastor...

more cows than people said...

oh dear... lifting you all to light.