A few months ago, my friend Bart Gingerich passed on a story that stopped me in my tracks. It gave account of Japanese father Mikio Okada, who died while protecting his nine-year-old daughter from a ferocious snow storm.
I just wrote about the story for Desiring God. Here’s a swatch:
Sometimes in life, there is a moment that crystallizes the deepest realities of this world, that brings, as the novelist Wendell Berry has said, a revelation. Sometimes ordinary people have an unwitting chance, a flash in time, to play a role in such a revelation.
This was true of Mikio Okada.
Read the whole thing if you like.