As many of you have heard… Christine Warner, the wife of Cliff, who is the rector of Christ Church Austin, was in a serious accident on April 10. She was admitted into Intensive Care after being struck by a truck while standing on the side of the road. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She incurred broken facial bones, ribs, and damage to her carotid arteries and liver.
I want to thank you for praying for me as I went to Christ Church Austin this past weekend. I joined in their corporate prayer, I preached during the Eucharist, and I wept with their sadness. Christ Church was so grateful to you, Restoration, for sending me to be with them. They are a strong, Spirit-filled, joyful, expectant community. The church is caring well for each other and for the Warner family. They are praying the Daily Office together- both on-site and wherever they happen to be. They are anticipating all the costs of this accident– from loss of Christine’s income to new vehicles. They are settling in for the marathon that healing and recovering will be.
They are trusting God.
I want to answer some of the questions I have received since the accident:
- Here is the place you can read the most recent prayer requests and updates on healing. Consider bookmarking this page and praying from it each day.
- Here is a pdf of the sermon that I preached at Christ Church on Sunday. Lift up the Light of your Face [FINAL] Psalm 4 provided so many insights for us as we think about responding to tragedy. (You can also listen to it, here.)
Thank you for praying. Thank you for trusting. Thank you for asking for God to change the course of this tragedy.
‘…the Lord hears when I call to him.’ (Psalm 4.3)