A passing comment to an old friend from youth group days, curious about “what ever happened to” has turned into a sobering week.
First, got a random phone call on Monday from an old college friend, that her husband had a heart attack that morning and paramedics were unable to resuscitate (cf. obituary for Nathan Tse.) Then, while circulating prayer requests and contacting old friends, found out another member from those youth group days passed away recently from cancer. (cf. obituary for Jenny Chang, her cancer story, NCSU news 1, news 2, in memoriam, her wedding wish). Rest in peace.
Lots of prayers for the families who grieve and weep over the loss of a loved one. I’m at a loss for words; those who live on have enormous transitions and life changes ahead of them, and it will take weeks and months to sort through. Death is such the tragedy.
Yes, we can believe and hold onto the notion of resurrection and the presence of God, but now it’s just a lot of feeling absence and sadness.