Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lent Day 13

The community grieves today as the awareness sinks in. The details of the kids who have died have been released...a third grade girl, a fourth grade boy and his seventh grade brother and another seventh grader. They have names and we know who their parents and grandparents are. The connections and degrees of separations are few. A friend worked with one of the moms, grandparents are in another friend's church. As always the "how could this happen?" questions are being asked. And unfortunately judgments are being made and some aspersions being cast against one of the drivers in the accident. "Judge not." We don't know, we can't know. Even those who were witnnesses to the horrible event cannot know more than what was seen at this point. Only God can know, and it is only God's business, really. It's ours to pray and offer what we can to those who grieve and wait for loved ones to heal.

5 comments:

Kathryn said...

It's hard for those called to be walking sacraments of God's presence in those communities too...((Kate))

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Such pain and grief. Prayer for you (((Kate))) and all of the community.

Crimson Rambler said...

oh (((Kate))) I didn't realize they were just LITTLE kids...not that that's worse but it feels like it. Prayers for you in the midst of the grieving.

Barbara B. said...

very sad... prayers for the entire community

Rev SS said...

So sorry ... I'm late getting here ... prayers for you and your community.