Paul read a few chapters of our Jan Karon book over the weekend. The girls and I didn't go to church on Sunday. We decided to stay home and watch some inspirational documentaries on Netflix. Qavah and I have the remnants of a cold. We coughed our way through the afternoon, dozing on and off. We seem to have the same cold virus that is going around. When a virus comes to our home we pray for the best possible outcome, which is that the girls will not get it. So far, Kathryn has been staying healthy.
There was a tragic accident just outside of Roanoke this weekend involving a man who our son Colin knew well and worked with at Ply Gem in Rocky Mount. That man's life ended in a fatal car accident. His wife and two young daughters survived the accident, but his death reminded us that life is precious and fragile. We have stopped to pray numerous times today for the families involved, and for the comfort that only God can give. While we have our own challenges in our family, by just looking around us, we see that there are people who suffer a great deal and need our help and prayer in their time of trouble.
Colin's friend and colleague enjoyed life and had a great love for God and his family. We met him at church, and it would seem to our human minds that God would protect a servant like him from such a disaster. Instead, He took the young husband and father to his eternal home. We are praying that God will help his family through their grief, and that their reunion in Heaven will be even sweeter because of the sudden way they had to let go of their dreams and embrace the plans of God.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. ICorinthians 2:9