Last night we were talking with some friends in our living room when I noticed police lights flashing outside. I went out to the porch and saw four police cars, an ambulance, and a firetruck parked directly across the street from us on the far curb. There were policemen, firefighters, and paramedics everywhere. After talking with some neighbors, I found out that the woman who lives across the street was the one lying on the driveway, surrounded by medical workers. We could see them doing chest compressions, and this went on for at least twenty minutes. Finally, the men stood up and started milling away. It was quite surreal to see; was this really happening? This woman was fit and in her early 40's, I'm guessing. Not someone you'd expect to die suddenly.
Kevin and I were talking about it late last night, about how no one ever expects death to come suddenly and to the young. Will you please pray for our neighbor's 'partner' and for the others who live on our street? Please pray that God would use this tragedy to underscore the temporal nature of this life and the need to think about eternity. And pray that Kevin and I would have boldness to speak about the truth and hope that is found only in Christ.