This week has probably been the worst week of my life by far. Three key events happened this week, which has made this the most stressful week I have ever lived. Two of the events I was completely unprepared for and the other one I was prepared for. What were they?
1) I was involved in my first car accident. The way I came out of that car accident unscathed is a miracle in itself. What happened was I was stopped in the left hand turn lane. I was the only car in the left hand turn lane. The light turned green and I started turning left. It had rained the night before, so the road was still rather wet and slippery. Also, I was driving a truck. The problem with driving a truck is when their is no weight in the back, the car is lighter. So, as I was turning, the car hit a soft slippery spot on the road, spun out, hit another car that was slowing down to a stop, and finally rested after spinning in a full circle. The car stayed upright through the whole spinning process and never flipped over (thankfully). The person in the other car (who happened to be one of the librarians at the college) and I left the scene with no injuries. However, I did feel kinda sore a day after the accident, but it was nothing in comparison to what I was about to experience two days later.
2) One of my good friends, Sean, who graduated with me and another buddy of mine, died. Sean was one of those people, who never took life for granted. He contracted muscular dystrophy at an early age, was secluded in a wheelchair, and really lived life with very few friends. Chance, the other buddy who graduated with Sean and I, was Sean's best friend. Chance would usually go to his house once a week and spend some quality time with him for a couple hours. I, on the other hand, did not spend as much time with Sean as I could have. I regret that now, since he is dead, but I can't go back. However, I do remember the times when I played video games at his house constantly, we had bible studies over at my house, we went on all those school field trips, we had our graduation together, and most of all, the big Disneyland day, which Sean said was the greatest day of his life. I miss him so much, but thankfully, because of Christ, I will see him one day again.
3) I was prepared for this one. I had Finals hovering over me all week long and was constantly studying like no other. It did not help getting into a car accident, during Finals week, and it surely pained me even more when Sean died. I don't have anymore to say on this one, because it is pretty self-explanatory in itself. However, God is greater than all my problems and I praise Him for getting me through this tough week. I could not have done it without being fully dependent on Him alone and I will continue to glorify Him. :)
Sola Deo Gloria!!!!