"Took Amanda back to school today. The house seems a little emptier now. I guess I'll just have to harass Alex and Liz more!"
This was a friend of ours status on Facebook through last night... he posted it last Wednesday (I think). I remember smiling when I read this post. Poor Alex & Liz!
Last night, it wasn't the words "I guess I'll just have to harass Alex and Liz" that resonated in my heart, but the words "the house seems a little emptier now." I cried... my heart ached. Amanda, our friend's oldest daughter, passed away yesterday. Sunday evening, Amanda was riding her bike and was struck from behind in a hit and run accident. She was taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. Yesterday afternoon... the Lord took her home. There are no words at a time such as this... only prayers... only the grace, mercy and comfort of our Father in Heaven. This morning when I checked my Facebook account these words were part of our friend's status and they hung heavy in my heart... "As for Amanda, I never thought I could feel this much pain before" I am not a mother. I have never been able to have children.... I cannot fathom the depth of pain one feels at the loss of a child. My heart aches for the family. Their house will seem a little emptier now... one of them is gone. This family is a family of deep faith... I am thankful for that as I know the strength of the Lord will be the balm that soothes their emptiness, their sadness... their loss. Please pray for Roger, Angie, Alex, Liz and their entire extended family. I am thankful that in Christ, death is not the end... and this family will be reunited again... in a house that if full of many rooms. A house where there will be no emptiness, no pain, no tears.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." ~ Revelation 21:4
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
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