Columbus Day 2012 proved to be a day of discoveries.
My day was bookended with the life of a 97 year old and a 2 year old.
Both now in The Very Presence of Christ Himself.
What started with a celebration of long life lived, for a 97 year old Christian Southern Gentleman....
ended sitting across from a grieving family....of a 2 year old, tragically taken.
Their anguish was visible, harrowing and heart wrenching.
The contradiction between long life versus unspeakable-horrific- sudden loss.
As we all know, there is no reason, on this side of heaven, as to why certain people get many days and others get few.
We can scratch our heads and point our fingers...
we can do our darndest to make sense of it, to no avail.
Because there are no words.
What there is.....is His Presence.
Whether our hearts are full of deep sorrow, anger or confusion....
He is Present.
"The Lord is close to the broken hearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit" ~Psalm 34:18