This morning as in prayer I prayed for a family I've never met. A girl I will never know and hearts which are hurting deeply. A friend shared with me yesterday about her daughter's friend who was on the coast with friends and had been on a reef and slipped. Her friends tried to grab her, but were unable. She was taken by a wave and out to sea. Last night they were still searching.
I couldn't begin to comprehend the pain the friends must have suffered in that moment, The parents who received the call or the friends & family who later were notified. My heart hurt for each of them. This morning I prayed for "Megan" and her family ~ they will never know my prayer but I will know the power in it.
In the conversation with my girlfriend who was sharing, she said something to me that stuck a bit ... "she was trying to get her shit together". It just sat there in me. Last night I woke and began thinking about that comment and I quietly began praying. I truly believe in situations such as this, God didn't take her from her family & friends, but perhaps He took her to save her from something more horrific. Something only He could see coming. Perhaps this horrible situation, was truly saving Megan from greater hurts. Saving her family from pain and suffering in a much different manner. I don't know. But I know this. Jesus loves us beyond all comprehension and He knows what lies behind us and before us. I believe He loves Megan and He took Megan to save her from greater hurts and pain.
I pray for peace and understanding over her family & friends. I pray for good to come of this tragic situation and I pray Jesus be ever present in the midst of all of it. God is good, ALL THE TIME.
Dear Lord, please lay your hands on Megan's family and friends, provide to them the comforts of your love and your peace. May they come to you knowing you are a God who loves us and who truly protects us. May they have the blessing of memories which make them smile and remind them of happy times shared. Be with them in this difficult time and provide opportunity for others to share with them your love, your presents and your peace.