My Uncle Richard passed away this morning. He left his sweet mom and dad, and 6 siblings and 5 children in the family. He was number 2 in the line-up of the seven kids. We are at a loss. A major loss. Our big family feels incomplete. Uncle Richard’s last few months were the hardest as he battled 4 or 5 types of cancer. Uncle Rich led a rough life, but there is so much of it that we did not know. I know the Lord used him in more ways than we had ever seen. God gave him the gift of music. This was not his talent, it was clearly a gift from the Lord 🙂 His testimony encouraged those he came into contact with at the Skilled Nurses Center. If he had not had cancer, he would have not been able to reach those people. He also saved Mckenzies life when she was choking on a taco shell as a young girl 🙂 Lots of laughs. Lots of tears. But we give God the glory for what he did in Richard’s life and what he did that we did not know about. Rich, you better be rockin out with Jesus. You are free from pain now, and I know you will be singing praises to our God for all eternity. When I get there, I wanna duet with you. You left behind a big family, and we all love you.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.