Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Why does the Lord let bad things happen to good people? I know as a Christian that there is a message somewhere when these things happen, but it is still hard to wrap my head around. A dear friend of mine and coworker has a husband who is a pastor and is a wonderful man of the Lord. He had routine surgery yesterday that went terribly wrong and is now in a coma with bleeding in his brain and we are praying for a miracle. His poor wife and children have had their world turned upside down. I started taking a collection up for her at school today for gas cards for trips back and forth to the hospital, food, whatever her needs may be. There was a constant flow of people coming in and out of my room today showing genuine concern, saying they were praying for her and giving money. I couldn't believe the amount of money that was raised in such a short amount of time. What a testimony to how many lives they have touched. I have had two co workers loose their husbands in the past year, it is unbelievable. I never want to be in their shoes (even though I know it will be someday). In each of these cases their husbands were taken suddenly and without warning, how scary. All good people, why them??? I am still praying for a miracle for my dear friends husband, please say a prayer for Jim tonight - he and his family need a miracle!