I do not have all the details, but I just received a phone call from my co-author, Adam Parker, who asked for prayers for his wife and 2 year old daughter. They were both in a car accident. The news I received was that Adam was on his way to the hospital where the ambulance was taking his wife and daughter. He thought that both of them were alright, but his little girl had a bloody nose.
Please take a few moments and pray for Adam and his family at this time. More information about this situation will follow.
[Update from Adam]: My wife and daughter are fine, but for a few bruises and scratches. Our car is totalled, but that is a temporal thing which can be replaced. My brother was driving the car, and thankfully he is alright, as well. I will not be sharing alot of the details, but the most important information is that my wife, daughter, and brother are all okay. I am very thankful to know that God is sovereign is situations like this. On my way to pick them up, I drove without the radio on, and all I could do was speak thanksgiving to God for his power, and his sovereign control over every detail of his universe. I am so comforted to know that everything which occurs is intended to bring God the maximum glory. I am also comforted to know that, as believers, our family can always count on any situation to be controlled by God for our ultimate good. Atheists and Open Theists are in the same boat in a situation like this. They can count on the randomness and confusion of the universe to leave them with no assurances. But we Christians know that our God is sitting on his throne, and not one "maverick molecule" is running free out there.
Thank you all for your prayers.