well, in my absence from blogworld, some friends of ours experienced a tragedy like I can't even imagine, and it's left me reeling, and unwanting to post or write at all.
Last Wednesday, little Avery (21 months old) was struck by a car and did not survive. A terrible, unexpected accident. Her parents, Rob and Jeanie, have their feet firmly planted in the rock of Christ and He is sustaining them in a most remarkable way. They believe that God is sovereign even in this circumstance and continue to hold tight to that belief which is giving them peace and comfort in a time that seems so unbearable otherwise. Our close friends, Cindy and Kevin, (Rob's sister, and Avery's aunt and uncle) as well as the rest of the Kochan family too, are of course, grieving along with them, but are all truly relying on the strength that can only be found from their faith in Christ; They have comfort knowing that because they've let Christ be the ruler of their lives that they will be reunited with Avery again....and they know that God will use this tragedy in some incredible way.
It has also been amazing to see the way that this has touched the entire church family that Rob and Jeanie are a part of. It has been powerful to see the body of Christ responding in a time of need.
Please lift up in your prayers this entire family, and Rob and Jeanie's two other children as well.