“They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if to others, indeed, they seem punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.” Wisdom 3:2-6
Yesterday, on January 11 in the afternoon, there was a fatal car accident on the road that leads to Jacmel. We have driven on this road many times. A medical mission team was on their way from Grand Rapids, MI. when 4 people from the team were killed in the crash. The group has been here many times before. It is impossible in a human way to understand how such a tragedy can happen, so we look for some consolation in God’s Word.
This morning we heard that the remaining members of the team spent the night here in Jacmel at the CLUNY Sisters retreat house, we wanted to go and extend our sympathy, prayers and presence. But we got word that they left for Port au Prince at 7 a.m. Our thoughts and prayers accompany them and their families.