Pastor Greg Laurie’s Son Killed

My heart is aching tonight, as I am sure yours is if you are reading this, for Greg Laurie’s family. Greg is the Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA, and the heartbeat behind Harvest Crusades.

His 33 year old son, Christopher, was killed in a car accident today in Riverside. You can read the official statement and even leave condolences here.

This, friends, is the heart and soul of the Christian life …. not how well someone as strong or “stand up” as Greg Laurie and his family will endure through such a tragic loss, but how we grieve through it. I am not sure how much it is really our strength that defines us, but even more so how we grieve and live through mourning that does so.

There is so much more to Jesus’ precious words in Matthew 5, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted,” than we can imagine. Something deep and more alive than any of us can comprehend about how the Holy Spirit, the Comforter Himself, comes to bring life to us in the midst of death all around.

I encourage you to pray for the Laurie’s and for Harvest Christian Fellowship family as they mourn in a season nobody wanted or could have anticipated.

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