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I wish so much that I could bring to you good news. As I mentioned last night, the 22 year old boy in the car was pronounced upon arrival at UK hospital yesterday.


Hannah's family was called in this morning, shortly before noon, and she was pronounced. There was no brain activity at all. Her family wanted to be able to do organ donation. She was 17.


Another girl, Samantha, age 19, remains in ICU in a coma. Please pray for her if you will.


An 18 year old boy was treated and released last evening. But he will have to live the rest of his life with this tragedy.


Please pray for the families of all these young people; kiss your own young adults, and caution them (again and again) about kicking up their heels in spring weather. It only takes a fraction of a second for inexperienced drivers to lose control of a ton of vehicle and allow it to go careening into any nearby obstacle. Even with the new cars especially designed for younger drivers, complete with side and passenger airbags, stronger steel frames, etc. Even with seatbelts. It only takes a fraction of a second and a tiny error of judgment to set in play events which cannot be called back.


It only takes a fraction of a second to destroy families, end lives, cut off futures. And it can happen in beautiful, perfect weather, on a clear, sunny day. It can happen on a straight stretch of clear road, with no other vehicles in sight. Kiss your children.


Will you indulge me to write out a psalm, please? I think the nearness of this event to the teens in my own life is causing me great anxiety over all this:


"O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.


Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in - behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.


Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.


If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.


All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you....


Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


Psalm 139

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inside when I think of these situations and read about them. I have some dear friends who lost their oldest son six weeks ago (to suicide). I thought I read recently that the two leading causes of death for teens and kids in their early 20's was traffic accidents and suicide. When will this stop---or at least slow down? Your warning is so appropriate. How easy it is for inexperienced drivers to lose control---it only takes a moment and then everything is changed after that.


Thank you for Psalm 139. I will be praying for this dear family and the other kids involved in this tragedy. I am so very sorry. :grouphug:

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