I had a great Friday and Saturday. The grey clouds were parting and I was ready to shove those pesky loiterers right outta the way. I was ready for a fresh start. Ready to tackle things that needed tackling. Ready to return to my snappy self.
Early this morning a call came in. My cousin and her 5 children were in a car accident and one of her precious babies, her 5 year-old daughter, did not make it.
It has been a heart-breaking day. It has put my silly last-week woes right into perspective.
Friends, you lifted me up through my blue-around-the-edges week. I'm asking you now, please pray for my cousin Trisha, her husband Ben, and the rest of our family.
In the flood of encouragement I received last week was this verse:
"This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him."
I've read this verse and recited it in my head over and over today. I am praying it for Trisha and Ben. They love Jesus and I'm praying that right now they feel peace that is beyond our human comprehension. It seems so impossible to me. So impossible. But I know One who is able.