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When God Does Not Make Sense (8 of 8)
Series: It's All About Jesus
Pastor Jeff Schreve
John 11:1- 8, 11-15, 17
Several years ago my husband and son decided to go to one of the Texas High football games. It was being played in Tyler. And while at the game, he suffered a heart attack. He was in a coma for two weeks and we had to make the decision whether or not he would have to be taken off of life support. And on September 9th of 2004 the decision was made, and we took him off the life support and he went to be with the Lord.
Well, it was on a Friday afternoon in May five years ago. My eldest daughter had come by with the kids right before we closed. They had decided that they wanted to go to Hope, Arkansas to eat dinner that night. It would be an easy ride and we could get home before dark. So we left the shop at, at 4:55, and at 5:15 my wife of 39 years lay dead. She had lost control of her motorcycle in a curve and it all happened right before me, and there was nothing I could do to help her. Well, what had started out as an enjoyable evening ended in tragedy, the life that I had known all the years was no longer there.
The pain was something that I can't even describe. It was like a whole part of me had left, I had died as well. A black veil seemed to have been put over my face and everything that I looked at just seemed dark and gloomy. There was no brightness left. And I felt like I had to stay strong for my family and for my kids, but it, obviously, was a very difficult time for me and my family.
The anguish, the pain, the hopelessness that I felt, portrayed a life now that was meaningless.
I had so many questions at that time. You know, what could we have done to prevent this? Why was God allowing this to happen? How was I going to make it financially, with everything that was going on, and just all the questions that come at you? You don't have any answers, but you keep ...
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