The son of some friends of ours has admitted to being responsible for the death of his girlfriend about a year ago. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison this morning. Our friends are strong Christians, but this has nearly killed them. They have grieved for the girl they thought would one day be their
daughter-in-law and for their son who they thought, until the last week or two, was bring falsely accused. They have gone into debt to secure his bond and to pay his legal fees. Their world has been completely turned upside down and inside out!
Through it all, they have kept the faith and relied on God's mercy and grace to endure. Now, that a decision has been made and they know what the future holds, I am hoping they can begin to breathe again. Please pray for them and the family of the girl who lost her life. Unfortunately, they don't have the hope to hold on to that our friends do.
I have felt so helpless in this situation. Of course, I prayed and stayed in touch through emails and notes. But, what do you say? How do you help? I am just so grateful that God has known their every need and has taken care of them. I hope, in the days to come, they will be open to visits and phone calls...they were too difficult for them before. Their life will never be the same, but there is still a life to be lived. I'm confident that theirs will continue to be a testimony of God's faithfulness.
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