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Random thoughts on being a Mother of the Bride...although since we are now past The Wedding, perhaps this would be better titled Random Thoughts On Life In General...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Taylor Tragedy Revisited

As I write this, I am watching NBC Dateline -- "The Twist of Fate" -- the story of the horrible Taylor van accident two years ago -- April 26, 2006.

The story touched me incredibly then -- as it does now. I will never forget waking up in a hotel room in Santa Barbara, seeing my cell phone blinking blue -- picking up the message from Tim... "I'm sure you have heard about the accident at Taylor -- just want you to know that I'm OK."

My Tim knows me well -- he would know immediately that I would wonder/assume that he had been involved (I've killed off all three of my children more than once in imagined tragedies when they don't get home in what I think "is time." (I'm all for 8:00 pm).

Anyway, tonight, Matt Lauer is recreating the entire story -- interviewing both families -- the story is not sensational -- but sensitive. And it is the most amazing story of the grace of God, the love of Jesus that has ever, in my experience, been on prime-time television.

Jesus has been glorified tonight.

It is an awful story -- I can't imagine being either of those sets of parents -- but had the girls not been confused -- this story would have never been told.

How will this story -- on the Today show, on Dateline, and, I understand, on Oprah -- impact Americans -- or people around the world?

Will it bring people to Jesus? If so....this tragedy will not have been in vain. And I think both families would agree....

"Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

This can be said about both families.

What an amazing testimony.

Thank you, Jesus


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