Friday, July 11, 2008


The husband of one of the women I met at the hijab potluck last month died this week. He was struck by lightning while sheltering himself from the rain under a tree in a storm. They are not old. My heart aches for her and I'm praying for them right now.
The suddenness of it is quite shocking. We like to think of death as something that happens to those who are sick, or old, or living in a war torn country. But death is anywhere and everywhere. It's real, and it doesn't announce itself. Every day, every hour, every minute we should be thanking God for the fact our hearts are still beating.

1 comment:

VioletSky said...

I am so sorry to hear about this.
We have had so many lightning storms around here this summer - more than I ever remember having before. Last night's storm actually had me a little bit frightened about being out in it.