Just this morning I received 3 text messaged before I even woke up. A man from our church lost his short battle with cancer. Not very old and you would never have even known he was sick for a while. Riding his motorcycle with his wife and daughter, playing around with all the kids at church. We watched his body deteriorate little by little attempting to come to church then having to leave in the middle of service. I prayed, we all prayed for God to heal his body and rid it of cancer. Just because he didn't answer our prayers the way we hoped doesn't mean he didn't at all. This man in healed now. His purpose and time on earth was done according to Gods will and God said "come home my child". We will mourn but also rejoice!
A passage that a friend shared on facebook was of great comfort this morning:
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.