A Time to Mourn in West Virginia

It’s after 2am, and I’ve just learned that (as of now) there are 25 confirmed dead in this horrible, coal mining disaster in my home county here in West Virginia.

I don’t have much to say beyond asking for prayers for the families. Reportedly there are 4 more men down in the mine who may need rescue.

AP Photo/Jeff Gentne

Been getting updates all evening from:

http://twitter.com/Kenwardjr

http://twitter.com/wvgazette

http://twitter.com/charleywest

…among others.

I don’t know why things like this happen, but am convinced that when we receive the gift of life for one day it is a profound mercy, and on the other hand this kind of thing is not how the world ought to be. Someday all things will be made new, and this from Jesus Christ. Not because people are good enough to earn merit with God, but because Jesus (God the Son) will do it for the glory of God and the good of his children.

God is sovereign, and good, all the time.

Pray with us, not because God needs us, but because we need him.

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