All around us are people of great courage.
All around us are people that are true heroes.
We often miss them because we’re conditioned to look for the mighty, famous, and glamorous.
I was reminded of this again through a very tragic event.
Last Sunday (April 14, 2013), one of our church staff’s father tragically passed away. Jin An – a longtime friend and someone who has been with Quest Church from Day 1 – was part of our worship team last Sunday. After an amazing Sunday as he hosted Dr. John M. Perkins, he received news shortly after our 2nd service that his father, Mr. Se-Rok An, had passed away in a freak accident. According to KIRO News:
Se Rok An, 73, was fishing in the surf in Ocean City Sunday when he got in a rip current and disappeared.
Johanna An said her mother looked for her father and yelled for help.
“One minute she looked up and he was just gone,” said An.
“It was just one of those freak accidents where he got in the riptide and, you know, she went around trying to see where he was and she started running and nobody was around,” said An’s son, Jin An.
Our hearts mourn with Jin and the entire family.
This weekend, I flew up a tad bit early from my family vacation to preach at Jin’s father’s memorial service. Read the rest of this entry »