Thursday, December 24, 2009

We Remember

December 24, 2002, 8 months pregnant Laci Peterson was reported missing. Not quite four months later, she and her son, Conner, were found dead in the same area her husband, Scott, was known to have gone fishing around the time she disappeared.

Scott Peterson is now on death row in San Quentin State Prison.

Laci and Conner are buried in a peaceful cemetery in Escalon, CA, not far from where we went to church. They are not forgotten - not by their grieving families, and not by the millions of lives they touched.

Right around the corner from our home was a touching memorial to a teen named Justin, killed several years ago by a hit-and-run driver. On a sign posted to the cross, his mother still pleads for "Justice for Justin". The driver who took that young man's life has never been found.

It would never be possible for a mere human to catalogue the pain and suffering that so often seems worst during the holidays - the broken family circles, the lives changed forever by loss. As we go through a time of year that, for most of us, is brimming with goodwill and cheer, let us be sure to remember those mourning for their loved ones, and to pray that we, too, will be ready for that glorious reunion when death is no more, and peace reigns forever.

In Memoriam,
Noni Beth

Put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
Psalm 56:8

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