March 28, 2012

In An Instant ~ Life As You Know It Can Change

It was a little over four weeks ago that a wonderful man was crushed by a huge piece of metal. The details...they aren’t happened in an instant and effected the lives of many forever.

For the past 4 weeks, his devoted wife was constantly beside him. The doctors provided little if any hope. She continued to pray and read God’s Word, knowing that her faith was in the Great Physician.  He had the power to heal no matter how grim the situation looked in the eyes of the doctors. 

As the days... then weeks passed... she continued to hold out for the miracle that she knew could only come from God.

Today, God chose to take him home. 

I can’t even begin to imagine the range of emotions that she is feeling right now.   Her husband  who shared such a huge part of her life, is suddenly gone. 

Our prayer has changed now; we pray that God will somehow bring comfort and peace to the family in this time of great loss and overwhelming grief.

Why does God allow this? Why didn’t He intervene? There aren’t any answers that I’m satisfied with, but I do find hope and comfort in scripture.

          "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; 
           and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, 
           nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: 
           for the former things are passed away"      (KJV)

 ~Revelation 21:4


  1. Like you, I don't always understand all of God's plans, but I know that He's good. I pray this family will feel His goodness in a great way.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I'm praying for this family. For those of us who believe the greatest miracle of all is being received into His kingdom. The more people I have to say good bye until we meet again in eternity, the more heaven seems like home.
    Thanks for shining the light brightly!

    Owl Things First

  3. Very tough for the widow. If you know her, be sure to actually *do* something to help. Don't just offer help (as just about everyone does), get in there and do something without her asking for it. I know what she'll be facing, and in her shoes, it's just too hard to ask people for help.

    First Impressions

  4. The perfect healing is to be home with the Lord and I know that is where he is right now. I know she is going to be lost without him, and I pray God will them comfort during this time in their lives. He was a wonderful man, and he will be greatly missed.