Today we are lifting up the community of Abbotsford after the double-stabbing that left one student dead and one hospitalized. Will you #PrayWithUs? Feel free to post your prayer below in the comments.
While I was frantically checking the news looking for an update on the young girls who were stabbed in their school in Abbotsford yesterday, my heart sank when I immediately recognized the name of one of the girls. She is part of our PRAISE 106.5 family.
Her father, Isaak is a regular listener to PRAISE and calls just to encourage Jim and I on ‘The Morning Show’ with his infectious laugh and obvious JOY of the Lord. He and his beautiful wife love to worship and praise God during concerts and always pop in to say Hi to us when we are out and about.
Just knowing that his family is enduring such pain watching their 14 year old daughter, Emily fight for her life in the hospital is so very heart breaking.
It is during these times that we wonder…Why do BAD things happen to GOOD people? Lately we have heard of so many horiffic things like this in the news, both far away and right in our own backyard. I think of Burlington, WA and Abbotsford, BC as recent examples. Although the stories won’t be in the news in a couple of days the pain continues for the victims, the families and the communities with their loss.
I have to remind myself when I begin to have doubts that God is good ALWAYS and is still in control. Let’s continue to keep them in our prayers and give an extra hug and hold your loved ones close.
‘Rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn’ Romans 12:15