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Jason Sampler
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tragedy Begets Tragedy

Many of you may have heard of the tragic accident yesterday in Florida, where a 15 year old was driving a van with six of her relatives. They were all coming home from school when a tractor-trailer rear-ended them into a bus, causing the van to catch on fire. All seven passengers died. They ranged in age from 15 years to 20 months. My heart broke for the mother of this family, as she lost 6 adopted children and the youngest was about to be adopted.

Today CNN.com is reporting that the
grandfather of the adopted children was so overcome with grief that he had a massive heart attack and died last night. I cannot begin to imagine the pain and grief that Barbara Mann is experiencing. I grieved first-hand over the destruction of New Orleans as I watched my city and my apartment were overcome with floodwater. However, I could never imagine such grief on a personal scale.

May we pray that God assuages her grief and that she rests in His sovereignty during such painful times.

posted by Jason Sampler at 9:38 AM


Blogger Stephen A Morse said...

I have 9 children myself. We have to have one of those big vans. I was almost sick to my stomach when I heard that story! Oh Lord have mercy!!!!

1:05 PM, January 26, 2006  

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