I received a heartbreaking email this morning. My very dear friend lost his younger brother unexpectedly yesterday. My heart is broken for him and his family. I’m so grateful that I will be there in three short weeks to hug his neck (and celebrate his wedding day). But tonight, the best I can do is send hugs & prayers across the ocean.
My prayer is that he would be encouraged in this time of immense sorrow by the love & support of friends and colleagues that are surrounding him. I also pray that he would experience the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. That even in the midst of the tears, he wouldn’t lose his trademark smile.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. [Psalm 34:18]
Stay strong, my friend. Know that you and your family are loved. See you soon…