I got home from work about 1:00 this morning, and was just asleep when the phone rang. It was my son in law telling my that my step son had committed suicide some time yesterday or the day before. He was going through a difficult divorce and I guess he just gave up. We don't have any details, just he didn't show up at my son in law and step daughter's house like he was supposed to, so after numerous unanswered calls, they called the local police and asked for a "wellness" check. 4 hours later, the Clark County NV coroner came by to tell them he was found dead. My wife, Gina, was there; they had gathered to have an early Christmas.
Please pray for my wife, Gina, our daughter, Kristine, his estranged wife, Angela, and his four children, aged 12 to 18. This is going to be a tough Christmas.
Heavenly Father, You are Sovereign, and I know nothing happens that You don't either cause or allow, and I know that You work all things together for good for those who love You, who are called to Your purpose. It is difficult to see Your will and purpose at times like these, but we love You and trust You. Please hold us up now, Lord.