Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Lumps: Further Thoughts on Sentencing

It was a joy to sit in a mutual friend's house last week and fellowship with Terry and Juanita Stauffer and their kids. They are, and I mean this in the best way, quite normal people. The fellowship was sweet and encouraging.

But this week was a big one for the Stauffers... the sentencing of their daughter Emily's killer. I can hardly ever think of this family without tears, sometimes for the sheer sadness of the whole event, but more lately for the humble and godly way they continue to live through it all.

Terry's latest post was just another example of this, as he seeks to express something of what the day of sentencing was like. Pray for my friends, won't you? And remember that even if we live long, life is still very short.

It is difficult to put yesterday’s sentencing of Emily’s killer into perspective. I thought that after sleeping on it, words might come more easily. It is not to be. It is hard to sum up yesterday, let alone the almost two years that preceded yesterday’s closure. I know that there are many people looking for a personal reaction on this blog, so I will share a few thoughts.

Read the rest of Terry's post here...