Thursday, April 20, 2006

IT'S A GIFT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED

Dang, isn't it always like this? Why does it take a tragedy to knock us in the head, to make us realize the gift we have everyday we wake up and we have indeed woken up....again?
This week, a young teenager was found after weeks of being missing. He had probably had too much to drink, drove his car into a lake, and died. Tragic, accidental death. Then, the other day a misguided, messed up man took 4 lives, and then his own, over a wage garnishment, of all things. Sure it was probably a lot more than that, but his rage hit our area like a hammer on the head.
And yesterday the dad of one of our youngests best friends died suddenly, while exercising.
A great dad and husband, generous folks, a kid with a promising future....no longer.
Senseless, tragic, seemingly unexplainable losses, sure to have repercussions and reverberations across families, genders, races.....
Why?
No answers here. Just sadness, pain, disillusionment.
But a wake up call?
You bet.
Thanks, Lord for the use of another day.
Hope I did it justice.

2 comments:

rdl said...

Oh Tom, how sad.

Moneybags said...

Those are sad stories but they happen everyday. Sin and death entered the world because of our disobedience, and because of that we have to suffer through many things. But, thankfully God is always there at the end of this Life willing to welcome us home in the next.