Oklahoma City Thunder coach Monty Williams‘ wife was killed in a car accident. And in front of 900 friends and family members, he delivered a moving and speech of love, strength, wisdom and forgiveness.
I want to close with this, and I think it’s the most important thing we need to understand. Everyone is praying for me and my family, which is right, but let us not forget that there were two people in this situation. And that family needs prayer as well, and we have no ill will towards that family.
In my house, we have a sign that says, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” We cannot serve the Lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness. That family didn’t wake up wanting to hurt my wife. Life is hard. It is very hard, and that was tough, but we hold no ill will toward the Donaldson family. And we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family, because they grieve as well. So let’s not lose sight of what’s important.
Towards the end of his speech, he thanks everyone who came and said something profound.
“We didn’t lose my wife. When you lose something, you can’t find it.
I know exactly where my wife is.”
Words of hope, security and faith.
On a time of trial, where are our eyes turned towards?
Hebrews 12:1 encourages us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
Here’s the video of his eulogy.