"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King Jr.
My heart goes out to the family of Monty Williams, assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A few days ago, I stumbled across this video of his wife's eulogy and my heart was flooded with emotion. I cannot begin to fathom the pain their families have endured; my heart breaks for them. On February 10th, Ingrid Williams and Susannah Donaldsons' lives were taken when Donaldson's car crossed the median into a fatal head-on collison. I pray both families find peace through their tragic loss and continue to seek His love for comfort. (tissues are a must)
I have watched this video several times. Monty expresses love, gratitude, and courage towards his peers for taking the time to celebrate his wife's life; but, in the midst of his grief, he emphasizes the importance of God. "Let's not lose sight of what's important here....Christ died on the cross. That's important." Monty also spoke of forgiveness. He states, "...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. You cannot serve the Lord if you do not have forgiveness in your heart." YESSS!
I don't know much about this man's career but what I do know is that he absolutely adored his wife and leads a life for his heavenly father. He knows where he's going. Praise the Lord! In a world that promotes negativity, allowing hatred to overcome our thoughts and "numb our pain," keep your eyes fixed on Him. Being angry, prideful, and holding grudges will only affect the person that choses to, more so than the victim. Let go and Let God. He will never give you more than you can handle.
A beautiful eulogy and an incredible man to continue to give God all the Glory. So much hope that it will all work out. Thank you, Monty.