Nine months ago – Gig Harbor High School sophomore commits suicide.
Six and a half months ago – GHHS senior commits suicide.
Three days ago – car crash kills Peninsula High School junior, hospitalizes senior and two underclassmen.
Today – GHHS ’09 alumnus succumbs to a combination of cancer and pneumonia.
It’s so dark outside. The clouds are rolling in and it seems impossible to see anything through the rain.
But just behind the clouds, the sun is still shining strongly. Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. And when the clouds finally pass and the sun beams down upon us, it’ll shine out all the more.
Just because we can’t see God in this situation doesn’t mean that He isn’t there.
God, You have a mighty, beautiful plan for this mess. You are the master weaver – weave a beautiful tapestry from our ugly threads and tangles.
Lord… bring Your peace, Your love, and Your grace into this situation. Make Your name known through all the horrific things that are happening.
We love You so much, God. We are so, so, so incredibly dependent on You. It’s getting so difficult to keep walking. Would You carry us through this?
Would You carry me?
I love You, Lord. I need You, so much.
I need You.
Now, unto the Lamb
Who sits on the throne,
Be glory and honor and praise.
All of creation resounds with the song –
Worship and praise Him,
The Lord of Lords.