II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Goodbye Raymond! See you in Heaven!

A friend of ours died last night. He was 31. He left behind his wife and 3 young children. It is a beyond-sad situation, as a rare form of a deadly cancer came on his body in such a strong way that it only took 4 months from when they found out he had it until he passed away. He had just begun chemotherapy last week. It really hits home since their family is the same age as we are and thinking of what they must be going through just completely overwhelms me. How does a 7 year old little girl deal with finding out she'll never see her daddy again? (their daughter is a friend of Brooklyn's) How must his wife feel...I can only imagine. If it weren't for the unfailing, unfaltering Love of God and Hope that He gives us, I don't know how'd she'd face another day. Praise the Lord that He will see them through this and give them the strength to go on. He is in control, despite what we think or how things look.
Goodbye Raymond, we will miss you!


Logziella said...

I am SO sorry Jen. His family is in my prayers. I never had the privledge of meeting Raymond in person, only praying for his thru this battle. He sounds like an absolutely fantastic guy. I truely am sorry for your loss.

Amos said...

We went over to the house last evening, and even though the reality I don't think has completely hit; last night God's light showed brightly through everyone there. We all had a crush of our faith for a day, but God is still on the throne, and out of the mouth of Lisa came the words, that it will all be o.k. God is good and he will see everyone through.