“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.”
You may have already heard, but my dad passed away Wednesday afternoon. His body lost its battle with cancer, but because he had put his faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, he now has eternal victory.
Will you please pray for our family – that we will depend on the Lord, trust Him and grow closer to Him? I am leading both memorial services this weekend, so I would also covet your prayers that Christ will be honored, and the gospel will be central. My hope and prayer is that not only will we rejoice in remembering my dad’s life (both past and eternal), but also that those who do not know the Lord will be drawn to Christ.
Service times, so you know when to be praying, are:
Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Marshalltown, Iowa
Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro, Minnesota
(with burial to follow)
Thank you for your prayers! Blessed be the name of the Lord!
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).