Wednesday, February 26, 2014

And death shall have no dominion

One of our Zac's regulars died on Saturday. A fragile soul who, over past months, had enjoyed the most stable period of his lifetime. Which in its way contributed to his death.

So there was a sombre atmosphere in Zac's last night. For those who wondered if God understood fear, depression, hopelessness, for us all, Sean had us read from Matthew 26:36-46, where, in Gethsemane, Jesus laments, 'My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.'

We lit candles in Andy's memory, in defiance of the darkness that would steal our peace because darkness cannot overcome the light.

And death shall have no dominion.




8 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

So sorry to read this sad news , just when he was turning his life around , prayers for Andy.

Furtheron said...

Sorry sad news. May he rest in peace.

Liz Hinds said...

Thanks, Anne.

Liz Hinds said...

And Furtheron.

Trubes said...

The reading stirred my heart may he rest in peace xx
Di xx

katney said...

Sharing your sadness. One of our kids put on his attendance slip that he was praying for his Dad "because he went to heaven." His Dad had died the day before after a long battle with leukemia.

Shirley Davis said...

DH lost a client on Sat morning, someone who had a sad life but had turned a corner, now at lasting peace. Perfect peace.

(Possibly having a chat with the other newbie in Heaven?)

Liz Hinds said...

THanks, trubes.

So many sad stories, katney and shirl. Thank God we have him.