Sunday, May 4, 2008

A terrible beauty

As far as I know, this, Mt. Baker, is where Kevin LaFleur left this life and entered God's presence. He went to climb Baker Saturday, April 26, his friends realized he was missing on Monday, April 28, when he didn't come to work, friends and rescue workers searched for him most of the week, when the weather on the mountain permitted it, but Saturday, May 3, the Sheriff's Department suspended the ground search. I heard at church today that some friends were making a final attempt today to find any trace of him, but I have not heard that they found anything.

We, his church family, and also his own family and all his friends are left to assume that he died up there. People at church were crying as we prayed for his family and friends and for the searchers. He is a loss to our congregation, that's for sure. I feel so sorry for his family not to know the circumstances of his death or where his body lies. We know that his soul is with God.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:7-8, 16b

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. Kevin worked for our office as a Calvin student for four years, as did his brother Ryan before him and his sister Katie before that. They were great student employees and are great people. We are praying.

Phil de Haan
Calvin College