Do you remember two years ago when a group of college students were in a terrible highway accident in Indiana, and two of the women (Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak) were mistakenly identified for each other? I recall the night of the crash very well, because my brother-in-law is a student at the same university and called to tell us what had happened. (If you're not familiar with this incident, click here.)
Though I do not know these families personally, my sister-in-law was a former roommate of Laura's, and some of our dear friends have been close to the Ceraks for many years. So I've taken a more vested interest in the story as it unfolded--it's truly unbelievable.
Last week I watched several interviews of the Cerak and Van Ryn families, and the story continues to haunt me. So much raw emotion, and such a testimony of their belief in God and His sovereignty. I hope you will have a chance to see these families share more of their experience and to challenge you by their strong faith--they'll be here tomorrow afternoon.