The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:16-17
I love my family beyond expression. It isn’t a large family. The members I hold dear are enormous in quality, not quantity. An extended family was never part of my life until Jeff partnered with his colleague, Scott, 17 years ago. I/we love Scott, his wife Sarah, and their daughter, Casey, as family members. We’ve journeyed and grown with them over many years time. We share a love and friendship that is near to our hearts and my girls’ hearts that can’t be articulated. It’s unique, intimate, and exceptional.
Scott and Casey survived a terrible plane crash in Puerto Rico last Saturday. A dear friend of Casey’s, Molly, also on board, didn’t make it. She rose to heaven unexpectedly – God keep and hold her.
Learning my beloved, close friend(s) were in pain, fear and sorrow, caused me to also suffer and ache with them. There are no words – it’s an indescribable agony. I pray deeply for all of them.
A strong faith tells me they will be o.k. They will be better. We love them, want to hold them, want to comfort them and want to grieve with them. We do this through prayer, until we reunite. And after that, we will laugh with them once again.
Please join me in prayer and spiritual support of our beloved friends, Scott, Sarah and Casey and also, though I do not know Molly’s family, for Molly’s precious family.
I can look at the future with anticipation. And it’s comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we’ll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened. – Amy Grant Jeff, me, Sarah, Scott
Diana and Casey!