I don’t understand

25 Jul

This is Christopher Laurie, son of Greg Laurie of Harvest Church in Riverside.  He was killed in a car accident yesterday on his way to work.  I don’t know Christopher or his family but my heart broke last night when Andrew told me what happened.  Here’s the crazy thing: I saw his mangled car without knowing who it belonged to.  On my way to Disneyland yesterday at 11:00 in the morning, there was traffic on the 91 West bound because of “curiosity slowing.”  Every time I drive by an accident I am convicted about my own irritation that something made me late.  My delay is nothing compared to what this family is going through. 

After hanging out with my best friend yesterday, seeing her juggle her 2 year old and 6 week old by herself while her husband was riding the Disneyland rides, I am torn up over what Christopher’s wife is going through.  They have one daugher and are expecting another in November.   I just prayed yesterday.  Crying out to God, with one sentence: “I don’t understand.”  I don’t understand, but I still believe. 

Please continue to pray for this family.

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One Response to “I don’t understand”

  1. Patty August 12, 2008 at 6:13 p08 #

    I definitely understand your initial irritation – this accident made me over an hour late to work. I was frustrated but not concerned. When I realized who it was I felt guilty because even though I didn’t know him – I was so worried about being late that I didn’t care someone had just lost their life.

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