John 11:25: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live!”
I received a call from Pastor Steve Walker about 30 minutes ago. Eric Davis, husband, father, servant of the church, is now with his Lord and King. On behalf of the Davis family, I want to thank you for your prayers during this time. I also want to encourage you to continue praying for Heather and the children.
Eric’s funeral will be Saturday.
I have been preaching through the Book of Ecclesiastes at church. One thing that resonates through the book is the message of God’s sovereignty and our frailty. He has appointed the time of our birth and the time of our death. It is thus important for us to understand that God directs all things for His glory and for our sanctification. Romans 8:28 teaches that all things work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. That means that this trial works out for Eric’s good – and for the good of Eric’s family as well – as excruciating as the loss is. And God is glorified.
God is good and His mercies never end.
Father, I want to thank you for allowing me to know Eric Davis as a friend. His joyous outlook on life was contagious. His love for his family was inspiring. His commitment to the church was convicting. I will miss him. I am the better man for having known Eric; yet Eric now has a better home. I know he now stands before Your Throne worshiping you, not on his merits, but because of the grace of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
And, O God, I know You are our only help in time of need. And so I ask that You would be with Heather and the children during this time of grief; strengthen and quiet them with Your mercy. Comfort them through Your Word and through Your church and let them hold on to the blessed hope of their reunion together again in Heaven.
I offer this prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.