I recently reconnected with some friends from a previous ministry assignment. We had a great time of getting caught up on each other's families. A few weeks later, a terrible tragedy took place in their lives. Their grandson (age 27) shot and killed his estranged wife in front of their toddler son. It came as a tremendous shock to all in the family. I've spoken to our friends about their pain and shock. When things like this happen in a small town, everyone knows and it's hard to get a moment of peace outside your home.
I'm asking for prayer for the family as the toddler is in the middle of a custody battle. I won't go into the details here, but suffice it to say that there are parties involved in this dispute that really can not provide long term, quality care. We need to pray for Max, who at 16 months is in great need of godly parental influence. We also need to pray for his dad, Tyler. While the judicial system will mete out the punishment for the crime he has committed, there is more at play. Tyler's soul is of great value to God, and we must pray for his salvation. His soul is worth redeeming! Please pray!