Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Court Trip

I’m sitting in the victim-witness waiting room waiting for the assistant district attorney trying Timmy’s case. Two girls are transfixed on a computer screen watching videos on the Internet. I’m amazed at how much and how quickly a mouse can be clicked. Anything else manufactured by man with such low-cost materials could never take such usage.
Nothing holds the girls attention for more than a few seconds. It’s hard to find anything to adequately distract the mind from where you are waiting; the victim-witness waiting room. There’s too much gravity in this space. Reality weighs a ton here in the victim-witness waiting room.
I enlisted a few people to pray for me today; I thought I’d need it. I prayed for myself today, and I prayed for Timmy:
Lord, I pray for Timmy. Protect him and hold him in Your hand. As he walks through the consequences of past events, please walk with him. Lord, make him aware of Your Presence. May he learn and know that You are a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

4 comments:

aprilbrunjes said...

What a wondrous God we have, that allows us to forgive even the deepest and darkest of all hurts. It's really encouraging to see you pray for someone that has caused you and your family a great deal of pain. It shows a great deal of faith, and a great deal of humility.

Vicki Small said...

I concur with aprilbrunjes. Blessings to you all.

Lyndsey said...

I second April too. You're in my prayers today. Can't wait to see you guys so soon.

Bryon Mondok said...

we can't wait to be home...