Thursday, August 02, 2007

Last night, around 6:50 pm I turned on the local news (something I rarely do) and discovered the I35W bridge had collapsed. Kevin and I just sat there in silence--staring at the TV--it was simply unbelievable. We've driven over that bridge countless times over the years, and I had just been on it (in bumper to bumper traffic) ten days ago.

Who could ever have imagined that a major bridge would simply disintegrate? My heart goes out to the families who still don't know what happened to their loved ones, and to the ones who do. In the midst of this terrible disaster, I praise God for all the miracles that happened yesterday, including the school bus with 60 children that made it across the bridge seconds before it collapsed.

Life turns on a dime . . . we can never take anyone or anything for granted because they just might not be here tomorrow.


JohnD said...

Things happening in this world (like this tragedy) can be misread two ways. It can either be considered an omen when it is just a disaster (tower of Siloam in Luke 13)... or it can be a judgment or spiritual retaliation in the war of good versus evil (Job chpaters 1-2).

Job chapters 1 and 2 is an interesting read for those who mistakenly think his defeat at the cross of Christ makes him a toothless lion (1 Peter 5:8).

I am not saying the I-35 bridge collapse had anything to do with your present book nearing its completion. Nor am I saying it's impossible. We are at war. And we should not be quick to rule out the possibility.

Marvel not over the ability of the dark one nor of his resolve to oppose the Light. But marvel over the deliverance of the Light.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10:20 AM  
Jill Martin Rische said...

Hi John,

Thanks so much for all your great comments--I really appreciate your insight.


3:04 PM  

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