For those of you know us, I would like to ask that you pray for my wife's family. This past Tuesday we heard the sad news that her father, Garth Thomson died of what seems to be a heart attack in Jamaica. Judith has now lost her brother, mother and father. We are confident that God does all things well Isaiah 45:7.
Her father was a believer in Jesus Christ and we are resting on the promises of God's word, Philippians 1: 21.
It is hard for all of us here in America and especially for her family in Jamaica. We do not grieve though as those who have no hope. "For we believe that since Jesus died and rose again, God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep" I Thessalonians 4:14.
Without the hope of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our loss would be unbearable! I Corinthians 15: 17-19: And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.