Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Father's Love!

I stand amazed at how much the Lord loves me and cares for even the smallest details. Day by day he's providing the strength, energy and patience to make it through each new and unexpected(to us) turn of events. Last week we had a man from our church pass away. His name was Bro. Tom. He'd come faithfully since we held our first service. He was pretty much always smiling rain or shine, good health or poor. God truly used him to encourage us many times over the past years and we thank the Lord for him. We'll miss him, but look forward to seeing him again up in Heaven. Today is his funeral and we're praying that the Lord will soften the hearts of any there that aren't saved. Praying that He will help us to be a blessing and encouragement to those who come. Sorrowing not as those who don't have any hope, but keeping in mind that we have a blessed Hope in the Lord Jesus Christ and look for His return with anticipation. What an amazing reunion it will be up there:)

Bro. Tom is the older gentleman sitting next to Scott. I'm sure that we have a better picture, but haven't found it yet...

1 comment:

  1. Dear Meleah, Apart from the loss of a dear friend and prayer warrior and encourager for you all personally, it is also s great loss for your church. Faithfulness like Tom lived out is increasingly hard to come by in churches. I pray that God will raise up new people to fill that enormous chasm. Praise the Lord that you will be reunited with Tom one day! Mourn, yes, but - as you said - with a sure hope.