Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Eric's grandpa passed away this morning.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die..."
These pictures were taken only 8 short weeks ago,
2 Corinthians 5:8
1 week before he was diagnosed with Sarcoma.
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."
At his last doctor's appointment, he was given 4-6 weeks to live.
That appointment was a week ago today.
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.
—1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Please keep our family in your prayers. Its going to be especially hard on Eric and his family. Its going to be hard for us to explain to a 3 year old and a 4 year old that the great grandpa they just met (and got attached to) is no longer living.