Saturday, January 3, 2009

On a Personal Note

A new year has come and I just got news of my grandfather's death about an hour ago. He was 88 years old and living in Idaho with my grandmother. My wife and I had planned to visit the both of them sometime this summer as we felt it would be important to do so considering their advanced age. I had not been able to visit since they moved there a few years ago, and in fact neither of them were able to attend my wedding , so they haven't met my wife, Faith.

I am having a harder time than I thought I would with all of this, especially since he had no major, lingering, health problems considering his age. What bothers me or unsettles me the most is that he had no relationship with God to speak about. It is not my duty to speculate about his eternal destination, but it does gnaw at me nevertheless, and further underscores the importance of praying for and sharing the gospel with one's family members while they are here.

I would like to ask the good folks out in the biblioblogosphere for their prayers; especially for my father, Tony, whom I know will have a difficult time processing his loss.

5 comments:

James F. McGrath said...

Please accept my condolences...

Nick Norelli said...

My sincerest condolences. I will certainly pray for you and your family. May God bless and comfort you.

Nathan Stitt said...

I've said a prayer for your family in this time of loss. God bless.

Perng Shyang said...

Deepest condolences. May God comfort you and your family.

Celucien L. Joseph said...

I'm sorry about this situation. You're in my prayers.