I am asking all of you to pray for a dear family we know. We lived in a small community years ago and we were SO blessed to have lived there. Yesterday, our former pastor/friend and his wife from that community were killed in a car accident. They have left behind 4 children and an AMAZING extended family! My eyes burn from crying so much after being up much of the night crying out to God. It is so hard to comprehend...words don't even come to mind of the pain these children are going to go through in the months to come. I am pleading for you to also cry out to Jesus on their behalf. The sweet parents are in heaven looking at Jesus face to face and for that we are TRULY greatful but we still need to come together as the family of Christ and lift this family up that has been left on earth.
God, we don't understand these things, but we know that you are all-knowing and you bring comfort in our deepest darkest hour. We place these children in your loving arms and we know that you are their Heavenly Father and you WILL hold them. When they want to be held by their earthly parents, please give them a peace that passes all understanding and allow them to feel your arms of love. Somehow, allow good to come from all of this and allow your glory to be seen. Give beauty for ashes, strength for fear, gladness for mourning and peace for despair. WE trust you and lift them up to you...Amen