Sunday, March 16, 2008


There was an accident today on East 50th and 51st St -- a crane fell and at least 4 people are dead. Read about it HERE. Keep the families in your prayers.

The crazy thing from my point of view is that my office is the building just to the right of the brown one above. (Our office is near the 'B' in the words 'Building destroyed' on the map). I walk past that demolished building every day. There was a little pub at the bottom of that building.

I often work on a Saturday afternoon at the office (but not today). I am deeply thankful to Jesus for life, but an events like this confirm in me that my life is a mere breath, and must be reckoned with seriously.
Psalm 35:5-7: You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man's life is but a breath. Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it. But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.



Goldy said...

I did think of you when I read that. I figured NY is big enough for me to assume that you weren't involved in the big crash, but there you go... that close eh?

What a fantastic thing that we an echo Paul's words that "to live is Christ and to die is gain"

If this isn't an excuse to go & enjoy a big bowl of celebratory ice cream for another day's life, then I don't know what is!

Justin said...

Weird, isn't it? To be a few feet from the accident site.

Megs said...

i relate very much to your thoughts about death Justin, having just spent a lovely, yet sad day with Sue, who is dying of cancer. please keep her in your prayers. thanks!

i am very glad you were not injured in this accident.

love to Laurel, the little man, the little lady and the little bump!!

Nath & Cass said...

Just sitting here waiting for our flight up to you guys and this blog was a timely reminder of truth - really appreciate how your thoughts help re-adjust my perspective.
Thanks Jman, C.
(see you in a few hours!)

Justin said...

Nath and Cass:

And... your flight is delayed one hour. Typical!

You appear to have 12 minutes for the connection! God willing, you'll make it.

See you soon.