Sunday, October 16, 2011
That's why it is truly a tragedy to hear about a the death of young woman named Kortney Blythe Gordon. I didn't know her, but the people who did say that she was a gentle and giving person.
Kortney was in a car crash which took her life about a week ago. She was pregnant at the time, and the baby could not be saved. Another passenger in her car is in critical condition, and a passenger in the other car is dead as well. Recently married, she had a joyous outlook ahead, but now only wreckage remains behind.
Kortney was a Pro-Life advocate, and well known in that circle despite her youth, and had held many different roles in her abbreviated career as an advocate. In fact, if you Google her name, you'll find connection with tons of Pro-Life organizations.
It is a tragedy for such a young, motivated leader to have her life cut short, but I can't help but notice the irony of her death. Specifically, she had been making a life out of fighting to keep unborn children alive, only to lose her own unborn child along with her own life. Sure, accidents happen, but the Biblical standpoint is that God controls everything, including when everyone dies. Ultimately, this death falls in God's hands. Even if God didn't orchestrate the accident, having omniscience and omnipotence at His disposal, He could have easily kept Kortney alive despite all circumstances which should have proven naturally impossible for life to continue. I think that they call those types of events "miracles," or something like that.
But God didn't perform a miracle. He either planned the death of Pro-Life Kortney and her unborn baby, or He just let it happen anyway. It's like God is into black comedy. It is impossible to understand from a loving God. As we are all too often reminded in times like this, His ways are not our ways. Yeah, in our silly, human ways, we tend to look out for and try to protect people who are fighting for us in any way that we can. Quite frankly, I think we have better ways.
I hope that this causes some deep reflection about God among those who fought the good fight along side Kortney. But that can wait. Right now, my heart just goes out to the husband and family left behind. I wish no one had to endure such tragedy.