be back soon...
[ so much to say... so much to show... fret not. i'll be back on the 4th. happy new year and hope you had a wonderful holiday season... ]
Sorry for the light posting the last few days. I've been sick as a dog. Sicker, even. What a wonderful anniversary. I'll spare you the details...
Anyway, posting will be sporatic for the next week as we'll be out of town and interenet connections will be in short supply.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Sean Roberts 1982 - 2004
I have some sad news for our old church family. Sean Roberts was killed in a one-car accident very early Sunday morning.
I got this email yesterday from the music minister of a church where I was youth pastor for a brief but wonderful time.
I'm sitting here at work trying to figure out what to say in reply. I'm stunned, really. I wanna ask how, but deeper down, I don't really want to know the details. I wanna ask why, but I won't. Not because I think God will be offended by the impertinence of the question but because I don't need to know. God didn't ask for, and surely doesn't need, my approval to run the universe the way He sees fit. I know well enough to trust Him in times like this.
So I concentrate on remembering Sean, trying to recall random memories, bits of conversations, bible study questions, anything. Sean was one of three high school/ college aged students in the church along with his best friend Jason and a kid named Nick. We had a short run at a bible study up at a local Borders Books. I remember how honest he was in asking questions about the bible and how eagerly and intently he chewed on the answers I tried to give. I remember praying with Sean in a coffee house when I got the phone call that my grandfather had passed away.
Sean was wise enough to know he'd never be perfect, but faithful enough to put all his effort into the attempt. Sean understood the grace of Christ and wanted so much to be like Him. As sad as I am to hear he's gone from us, I'm comforted to know he's with Christ and that he'll never struggle with sin again, that Sean understands more of joy that we can here on earth. I am comforted to know that Sean is home.
I'll continue to pray for his family and friends. I know this can't be easy. To those friends who can attend the funeral, cry with them for me, since I can't be there to morn with you. Show them the comfort of Christ and the hope of salvation that Sean enjoyed.
go stuff a ballot box...
Our good friend Flying Space Monkey
is up for a 2004 Weblog Award
. Vote now and vote often...
ho ho ho boy...
I just found out there will be a new 26 Things for December 2004. Christmas comes early... Woohoo!
|1. Tree |
|14. Always |
21. Bad For You
26. Picture Perfect