Approximately 11pm last night my grandfather went home to be with the Lord. With the grace of God, he has battled terminal brain cancer for exactly one year. As difficult a year this has been for my family, it has been a joy to see my grandparents faith in God, not waver, but strengthened.
Remarkable still were the first words I heard from my grandmother as we arrived at their house last night; 'The Lord is merciful'. A few days prior to this just before family prayer, with my Papaw a few feet away bed-ridden, she said 'The Lord has been so kind and gracious to us'. I'm encouraged by these words, because it wasn't Christian jargon, but evidence of the nearness of God helping her to rest in Him.
God has been so faithful to show Himself in every way He describes Himself in His Word!
1 Thes. 4:13-14 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
Praise be to our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ who graciously and gloriously worked in the life of George Davis!