Sunday, July 5, 2009

please pray

i hope everyone had an amazing 4th of july! we had a wonderful time with a TON of friends over at our place. i can't wait to blog about it and share pictures!

but today i am trying to use the blogging world as a tool to call on all who pray. a family that i grew up in church with, the minter's, have been dealing with a shocking and heart breaking tragedy this holiday weekend. their 14-year-old son, cody, was playing basketball on thursday night and collapsed. he was unable to be revived & went to be with the Lord too soon. you can read the newspaper article here. his parents and two brothers (ages 16 & 10) are dealing with questions every family who has been through a tragedy deals with, and are heavily leaning on all prayers from their family, friends, & strangers.

so, if this family crosses your mind, please say a little prayer for them. this is something that they can get through only with the Lord's help & the Holy Spirit's peace and love.

it has been a bitter and tearful reminder to me that we so often take our family for granted. so hug your spouse & your kids a little tighter today, spend a little bit more time playing & laughing and lot less time saying "hold on a sec." thank the Lord for everyone He has blessed your life with. i'm doing the same.


Jenna said...

Most definitely I will be praying for them! We don't understand why these tragedies happen and never will, but I pray that God allows them to learn some amazing things about His Spirit.

I remember when my brother died that I had SO many questions that couldn't be answered- it wasn't until later in life that God gave me the understanding that He was slowly answering each of them in my heart. Not all of them are answered yet, and probably won't be until heaven- but He is so faithful to bring us through.

My prayers and love in Christ is with them and all that know them as they learn to live life after this. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do from so far away. I would feel honored to be a part!

PamperingBeki said...

Ohmygoodness, how heartbreaking.

Prayers for the family.

Erin said...

Praying now. Never a lesson we want to be reminded of. So sad. Thanks for sharing!

DalkullanJewelry said...

I'm praying too, and offer my condolences on this heartbreaking tragedy.

Jaime said...

found you through Pampering Beki.

Such heartbreaking news. I will definitely be praying.