Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Bold Act of Terror...Sad Day

I remember how I felt on Sept. 11, 2001. I felt sad, depressed, heavy...thinking that I should be able to go about my normal tasks since there was not one thing I could do...but somehow, I couldn't carry on like normal.

Today I feel the same way. Ben and I received an email last night from a old friend who related to us that her husband, also an old friend of ours, walked out on their marriage of 23 years. They were actually the couple we went through Experiencing God with. They were the couple that, along with another couple, encouraged us the most to join the ministry! We memorized scripture together...we watched each other's children...we ate short, our lives were intertwined. We all loved Christ. The husband was very instrumental in Ben coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus!

How does this happen? How do two people joined together by God become "unjoined"? Just as 9/11 was an act of terror on the part of people hostile to our country; so the disintegration of this marriage is an act of terror on the part of the one who is hostile to our beliefs! Satan is able to provide temptation and circumstances to play on our weaknesses. Sadly, this friend took him up on his lies. The devastation has caused ripples throughout the circle of their friends. We are among the affected. Sad day...

1 comment:

Gregg Stutts said...

Lisa, I'm sorry to hear about your friends. I don't get that kind of thing either. It's sobering though. I know a couple in Little Rock--same thing, only it's the wife who walked away.

Father, get this guy's attention before it's too late. Don't let him destroy his marriage, his children and his legacy.