This post is so hard to write. It will probably be pretty short and right to the point. Yesterday a young man we know fell into the river. He never resurfaced. Things like this happen all the time. But to us its just a picture on the screen or a story the local news is covering. Never has it been someone we know.
Jake has a beautiful wife and three children. The youngest is just about a month old. I have so many thoughts and words running through my head. We can never grasp why God decides its time. Jake loves the Lord and serves Him with his whole life. He is one of these men who has genuine faith. What he says is how he lives.
The last time I spoke with his wife she wanted us to come visit. They wanted to share their ministry with us. We never made it up there. Oh how my heart breaks for his wife, his parents, his in-laws and those he ministered to . I pray for a miracle.
The dark moments of our life will last only so long as is necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us. Fight the struggles in life on your knees.