The human experience is filled with complex circumstances that force us to travel emotionally from extreme joy to excruciating pain. Here in my remote corner of the planet ... our small community is dealing with a great deal of hurt. A young man has left this earthly life, and we are drowning in sorrow. We celebrated his birth ... we participated in his childhood ... we guided him through his adolescence ... we celebrated his personal and professional success ... and we are unprepared to say good-bye.
The depth of pain we feel is a direct reflection of the powerful love we had for him. We wrap our love around his parents and brother as their pain is indescribable. Hoping that our love will bring them comfort.
The world kept turning this past week ... here it seemed to stop. We have been brought to our knees and are reminded that above all else, only love matters.
"Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth." John 3:18 "Love one another." John 13:34