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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Today I’m praying for a friend. A few months ago, an unthinkable thing happened. Her beautiful, talented 18 year old son died in a stupid accident, one that no one would have anticipated. He was a child of rare faith, planning a future in ministry. He carried light within him. The world dimmed when he left it.

He was a friend to my daughters. One of them called me at work to tell me the news and ask if it was true. In her heartbreak on the phone she begged me to tell her it couldn’t be true, and I begged God to not let it be as I called my brother to get information. But it was true. Unbelievable and true. And in that instant life changed. Suddenly none of our children were safe anymore.

I don’t know how long it will be until my friend wakes up in the morning and thinks of something else first. I don’t know what it will take to dim the pain she feels and make life more bearable. I just know that I still hurt when I think of him, and that my feelings are tiny compared to hers. So I hold her up in prayer, which is all any of us can really do. I lift her up into the light and ask God to give her strength for the journey. And I pray for the rest of us, that we will never know this particular pain.

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