Wednesday, November 28, 2012

There But for the Grace of God Go I ... and You

When tragedy strikes, the inevitable questions that arise are "Why did [name] have to die?" or "Why was I allowed to survive?" Two recent incidents illustrate this more clearly than I have seen in recent memory.

In Savannah, Georgia, an elderly woman hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing her to crash through the front of a jewelry store. Hidden cameras caught the event on camera. The amazing thing is the proximity of the toddler who passed in front of the car seconds before the accident. Take a look.

The toddler was scratched and bruised, but he was essentially fine. No one died in the incident.

Unfortunately, a similar incident in New York last night did not have the same happy ending.


This Long Island metro bus crashed into a house in the evening, and a six-year-old boy was pinned between the bus and the wall. He died as a result of his injuries. His 7-year-old brother was in bed at the time and survived, despite being cut by flying glass and debris. 

Why do some accident victims survive while others do not? I don't know the answer to that question. No human does. Only God knows why He takes some people "home" while leaving others to breathe another day. All we can do is try to live a life worthy of getting us "home."


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