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Friday Link Highlight 11.25.11 – When Freak Things Happen

Here is the link that drew the most interest from Monday’s post this week:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/Teenage-hockey-player-struck-by-puck-dies-111411

A few thoughts to go along with this:

1. I really hate it when things like this happen.

It’s gut-wrenching to know that freak accidents take people’s lives.  The coach was quoted in the article as saying this is “unheard of”.  There are times when freak accidents grab our attention and break our hearts.

2. No one ever said life is fair.

The bottom line is that there is nothing preventing anything like this from happening to us or anyone we know.  Drunk drivers cross the center line.  People are irresponsible.  Or, sometimes we’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Live sporting events, random gun attacks, thrill seeking – all come with their possibility of things going terribly wrong.

3. God is sovereign.

I believe in a God who knew exactly what day this young man would die.  I don’t believe in a God who smiles when things like this happen.  Instead, I think He grieves, knowing that death was never supposed to enter the world in the first place.  Sad? Yes.  But, praying for every bit of good to come out of this trial for this family is the right response.

Enjoy a great Friday everyone!

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