I realize that very few of you know Lamar Jackson, but take my word for it: He’s a great guy. Lamar played club and high school soccer with Number One Son, and he is a sophomore pharmacy student at Ole Miss. Like many college kids in town, he had come back to Huntsville to rendezvous with friends at Big Spring Jam. On his way back to Oxford, he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and was injured badly in a single car accident near Tupelo Sunday evening.
Things were touch and go for a while and he was on a respirator, but he is now able to breathe on his own. I really don’t know much beyond that, other than it is expected to be a long recovery.
Needless to say, this type of news affects all of us who have kids out there driving–if you’re not a praying man or woman now, I guarantee you will be when your son or daughter hits the road. At the end of the day, we commit them to God, but that doesn’t stop us from waiting anxiously for that phone call at the conclusion of the trip signifying their safe arrival. Sometimes, though, the phone call comes from a state trooper instead. God help us all when that happens.
So, please, pray for Lamar, his family, for his medical team and for his rehabilitation and recovery. I would consider it a personal favor and would greatly appreciate it.