Yesterday around 4:00pm we received a phone call that shook our world. The phone rang and it was our pastor's dad wanting to speak with Billy. As they began to talk, I could hear the sadness in my husband's voice. I began to get a feeling in the pit of my stomach, and I knew he was about to tell me horrible news. He hung up the phone and wrapped his arms around me and said, "Matt's gone."
Matt and his wife Naomi, are one of several special couples we attend church with.
He died unexpectedly at work on Thursday, and no one knows why.
How could this be? We just sat with them at church on Sunday and everything was fine.
Our hearts are saddened and full of questions. We can't understand why this would happen. We are clinging tightly to God and asking our friends and family to please pray especially for his wife, Naomi, and his mother. Please also remember their entire family as well.
It was so difficult to see our friend so broken tonight. My prayer for her is that God would wrap His loving arms around her and comfort her with a peace that only He can offer. I also pray that God would give us the words to speak when the time comes.
Our hearts are heavy tonight knowing that we will tell our friend goodbye on Monday. We are holding to the promise that we will see him again one day.
We know that when our world crumbles down around us, Jesus never does. He is always unshakable.
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23