“yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes (James 4:14).
Co-laborers, those who join with you in the cause of Christ. They are tireless in their work and they do it because of their love for Christ and the desire to give that same love to others. So when you hear that an otherwise healthy person has died it shakes you to the core. So many questions arise; were they sick, how could this happen, what do we do now? We keep working.
In life we hear nothing is certain except death and taxes and yes those are sure. And for those who die in Christ there is a certainty and that certainty is a body free of worry, free of pain, free of sickness, and freed from the fear of death. For them it is no longer hope deferred it is hope realized as we trust and stand confidently in the promise of eternal life God gave.
Even in the midst of grief may our faith remain strong.