Today, I lift up a fellow blogger and his family. Coach, at Prepare Ye is also a fellow seminarian at LTSG with me. Coach is from Michigan ( a little too far to commute). Like me he is closer to 50 than 25. Last week his parents were in a pretty bad car accident. His Mom is hurt and will recover. Today we learned that his Dad is hurt and may not. Needless to say, Coach has gone home to Michigan. Not only is this tragic in its own right, and compounded by the fact the accident is Mom's fault, and it is at the beginning of the term, but Coach is ( also like me) an only child.
So in addition to prayers for the healing of his parents, please pray that he may feel the loving and sustaining embrace of God, as he travels what can be a pretty lonely and painful path. Even with the most wonderful friends and congregation, there are times when you are alone with only your closest loved ones. Right now for Coach that is a committee of one.
I don't expect any updates via his blog, but please feel free to post your thoughts there- they will be meaningful when he sees them.
None of us knows what a day or hour brings.
Here's a U2charist cover of Love Rescue Me by U-2 for Coach.
On behalf of our hurting friend- thanks and God Bless!
UPDATE: AFTER THIS POST, I RECEIVED WORD THAT COACH'S FATHER HAS ENTERED LIFE ETERNAL. WE GIVE THANKS FOR HIS LIFE AND WITNESS, WE PRAY FOR THE SUSTAINING OF COACH AND HIS MOM. WE KNOW THAT THE PAIN OF LOSS IS GREAT. MAY THE KNOWLEDGE OF RESURRECTION VICTORY BRING COMFORT AND STRENGTH FOR THE DAYS AHEAD. AMEN.