We were celebrating a niece’s wedding in Seattle on Saturday when another guest mentioned the plane crash that killed the Polish president and nearly 100 others earlier that day. The news shocked and saddened us. We’ve visited that country for ministry purposes seven times in the past two years and are planning to return in July to host an evangelistic family camp, so we feel a keen connection to Poland and its grief.
We’ve truly grown to love the Polish people.
It’s hard to comprehend the impact of this tragedy on a nation that’s already experienced so much pain in its history. My prayer is that God will comfort those who mourn, and that He will place the people of His choice in leadership.
I had a devotional thought in mind for today, but I think I’ll leave it for Wednesday. I’d rather that today’s focus be placed on Poland’s spiritual and emotional needs. Please keep the people in your prayers as the Lord brings them to mind. And pray that God will send us at least four more volunteers for our summer’s evangelistic family camp (July 20-August 3). This tragedy reminds us of life’s uncertainty and the need to be prepared for eternity. Perhaps the enormity of this event will soften people’s hearts so they’ll be more open to the Gospel.