Eccl 3:1-4 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…
I and many of those I love are in a time of weeping and mourning. We are numb, tears overflow our eyes, and our bodies shudder with stifled sobs. We try our best to comfort one another as we sit in disbelief.
Yesterday afternoon, suddenly and unexpectedly, we lost Joe, a great brother, a hero of faith. he had just turned 61 a month ago, recently had his physical and was given a good report. He was painting some interior rooms of his home and he and his wife were preparing a graduation party for a niece in less than a week. At this time we are uncertain what caused his death, perhaps a heart attack.
I ask for your prayers for his wife, children, brother and all of his family and for his family in Christ. We rejoice for him, knowing he is with our Lord, yet we sorrow for our loss. We loved him so very much…..
2 Cor 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.