In a blink.

Last week an elderly couple in our town, ran a red light and were struck by a semi.  The driver was killed on impact and his wife died two days later.  It was terrible, the road, which is really close to my house, was closed for hours while they tried to piece together what happened. It was terrible.  I found out later that they couple who died were the parents of a lady that I volunteer with in our church nursery.  She lost both of her parents in one tragic moment. 

Today, I got a call from a good friend from college, and she told me that another of our friends was seriously injured in a car accident last night.  An accident that was very much avoidable. For the foreseeable future,my friend is in the ICU, in a hospital 140 miles away, with 9 broken ribs, 2 fractured vertebrates, and a collapsed lung.  She was ejected from the car, and is lucky to be alive.  I talked to her tonight, told her that I loved her, that I was so angry at her, and that I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God had his hand on her last night.  There is a plan for her life.  Something Huge.  I hope this opens her eyes to that.

Two moments, just a blink, and lives were changed forever.  A family is burying both their mama and  dad.  And a mom and dad are watching their daughter struggle through pain beyond comprehension. In just a blink lives change forever. 

I guess this is mostly just a rambling post, because more than anything I want to use these moments to realize that no matter how well I think things are going, life can change in just a blink.  I hugged my boys a little tighter tonight, and thanked the Lord, that I am home snuggled in next to my husband and my boys are all snoozing peacefully in the other room.  Because as we all know, life can change in the time it takes to draw a breath.

Please pray for both of these families, the broken hearted and the hopeful.  That God would take these painful moments and turn them into something that would glorify him.  Thank you for reading my rambly post, and I so appreciate your prayers for these families.

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  1. Praying for those families so much. It only takes a moment to change your whole world. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.
    {{HUGS}} Take care

  2. I didn't even hear about that wreck. How sad! So many things have been happening lately and it's nice to have that slap back to reality, BUT it is heart wrenching at the same time.

  3. It sure is moments like this that open up our eyes to how precious life is.

    Will be praying.

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