Lunchboxes photo reminds us to never complain about our kids

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Kuya Daniel, Harry and Milly's lunch boxes. (Facebook, Jennifer Neville-Lake)

Mom’s photo of lunchboxes remind us to never complain about our children

Kuya Daniel, 9, Harry 5, and Milly 2, were three lovable kids from Ontario Canada. Their grandparents fetched them for the usual weekend vacation at their house. They were supposed to call their daughters Jennifer once they get settled, but nobody called. Their mom Jennifer was waiting for a call from her dad to let her know if they’ve settled, but no one called. She tried to call them but no one answered. (Global News)

The phone finally rang but it was a friend. She said there was a really bad accident and it involved kids. She opened the TV and on the news was a car crash at Kirby and Kipling Avenue in Vaughan. She said, “that’s my van!” When Jennifer and her husband arrived at the scene, they were told that Jennifer’s 65 years old dad Gary died on collision.

No amount of tears

Their eldest son Daniel made it to the hospital but died shortly. The kid’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also rushed to the hospital for serious injuries. Young Harry and Milly died after midnight, all because of a drunk driver.

The driver was a billionaire’s son Marco Muzzo, who loved racing. That day, he drove twice the speed limit and was intoxicated. Despite his 10-years sentence, no amount of justice is enough.

Jennifer Neville-Lake can’t get over it, no parents can. “I don’t know who I am anymore,” she said. It’s easy to blame the driver, but she chose to focus on what others can learn from this tragedy.

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Why God?

They could’ve avoided the accident by a split-second delay, but there was no divine intervention. Everyday people die but not this, it’s just senseless. While we may never know why, the question remains, why God didn’t intervene? I could go on with several answers; it’s their time, it was a borrowed life, they’re now in a better place, or it was Satan’s fault. There’s NO best answer, in fact, no one knows why.

The only thing I know is that problems and tragedy beset us all. Like the Biblical Job, he lost his entire family and he cursed the day he was born. Lorelei Go Pangcoga, mother of Hisham, Rowden, Hasset had an incredible response when she lost all her children to cancer. Read her story here.

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What God promised

As for all tragedies, God never promised He will always intervene. That time hasn’t come yet. In the meantime, we can only pray that by faith, God will always intervened in our lives, just as He did for others. Our only hope is for His promise of the “resurrection of the body” and “life-everlasting” where everything will be made new again.

Revelation 2:14
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away

How’s your relationship with your kid?

If there’s any consolation to this story, parents should realize that most arguments we have within the family are not worth it, considering we live in borrowed times. Take time to hug your child today, forgive them, love unconditionally, invest on a family vacation, put up a big Christmas tree!, and always start each day with a renewed hope in Christ; that the next day would be a better one. Don’t let the enemy break your family. (John 10:10)

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