Thursday, January 14, 2010

A terrible, sad week.

So much sadness this week.

In the midst of tragedy, there IS joy. Josh's parents are in Haiti on a mission trip right now. Fortunately, they are on an island off of the main island so they are safe. They felt (and are feeling) the earthquake and the tremors, but they are safe. Now we're just praying that they will be able to get off of the island safely and quickly. They are supposed to be flying back on Saturday.

Pray for them, please.

and, this might make someone angry, and if it does, then I'm sorry. But I hate it when people say "R.I.P. so-and-so". What does it even mean? Rest in Peace? Rest? Really? No, they aren't resting. Isn't that what is put on Halloween decorations? Often, it seems like another way to seek attention on facebook and say, "someone I know died". If I die and someone makes a facebook group that says "R.I.P. Leslie McCracken", please delete it. I won't be resting. I'll be in the Presence of my Savior, jumping and leaping and dancing and celebrating. Not resting. It's not sleep, it's death.

::sigh:: I'm sorry, I suppose I should try to be sensitive to the fact that in times of immense sorrow self expression is nearly impossible and often, we can't find the words to properly fit our emotions. When words escape us, cliche's embrace us.

I'm just.... sad today.

"Life is full of light and shadow
O the joy and O the sorrow
O the sorrow
And yet will He bring
Dark to light
And yet will He bring Day from night
When shadows fall on us
We will not fear
We will remember
When darkness falls on us
We will not fear
We will remember
When all seems lost
When we're thrown
and we're tossed
We remember the cost
We rest in Him
Shadow of the cross"
-David Crowder "Shadows"

1 comment:

  1. First of all, you are all in my prayers. I hope they come home safetly. Secondly, I saw this post on another blog and thought of you: