Figuring Out Why Things Happen

Before you get started and think I'm going to give you the answer, let me warn you, I have no idea.

Why do some people die long before their time? Or why do some of the worst live many years longer than the rest?

I don't know.

Sunday, one of the young men who goes to our church and we've know since his days at Springville School died in a motorcycle crash. It was a horrible, probably avoidable accident, since he was going way too fast--but what young men don't drive too fast? He was a good kid, newly married and his wife is expecting their child.

Besides the family of  the young man, many of his friends congregated at the scene of the accident. Fortunately, the police kept them away from the body. His grandmother just died the week before, and he lost his mother only a couple of years ago.  His bride is having a problem realizing it's really true.

My granddaughter was his friend all through school and his sister her best friend. She was devastated by the news.

Losing someone you love no matter what their age is always difficult. What do you do?

In my case, I lean on the Lord. I feel sorry for someone who doesn't have that sort of relationship with God because it helps so much. Life continues for those who are left behind. If you can rely on God's love and grace it truly does make grief easier.

Tomorrow, I promise, I'll talk about something a bit more joyful. After all, this is the holiday season.



Vicki Rocho said…
That's so sad. I don't think there is any way to understand why these things happen. How many stories have I heard about people defeating incredible odds and surviving while others succumb to something trivial? When it's our time, it's our time.

Deepest sympathy for everyone.
C. N. Nevets said…
I'll be praying for the family and the congregation. That's tragic.
Thanks, Vicki and Nevets. This was hard to write, probably hard to read, but something I had to get out.

Linda Leszczuk said…
May God grant you His comfort and peace during this difficilt time.

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