Friday, July 18, 2008

Sad News

Andy Widman, the husband of Chris's cousin was shot and killed yesterday. He leaves behind his wife, Susanna and their 3 young children (4, 2 and 5 months). Andy was responding to a domestic disturbance outside of a nightclub and was shot in the face at close range. He never even drew his weapon.

Andy is a man of God. He studied to become an ordained minister. For a long while he and Susanna contemplated traveling to Thailand to live as missionaries. He chose to become a police officer so that he could stay close to Susanna's family as their children grew.

To say that I am saddened is an understatement. I am rocked to the core with grief. Andy's children will never know their father. His wife is a widow...forever to live without her true love. I'm desperately seeking spiritual answers as to why or how this could happen to such a faithful man with a young family to care for. Only our good Saviour and Comforter knows and I pray for his family to be lifted up to Him and given peace during this horrible time.

If you have a moment, please stop and pray for Andy, Susanna and their babies.

Lamentations 3:31-33
For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.

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