Our dear friend, Tim Borland, went home to be with Christ this last week. Tim was one of God's gifts to this world. His passion for the Gospel exuded from his soul.
So, I answer my dear son.
"I don't know. Yet, I do know.
Sin. We live in a fallen world full of sin, self, disease and death. Sin, the most deadly disease of all. The bad news. There can't be good news without the bad.
Aside from God's Word, there is fear of all of these. What I am confident in, is this. Christ died and was buried and rose again 3 days later. He conquered sin and death. He is the good news. Death is a sure thing. Eternity is as well. The question is where will you spend it?
It seems so unfair at times. But, what is the most unfair thing, is Christ dying in our place to redeem us from our sin and the grave.
So, yes, it hurts to lose those we love. But, we have hope. Turn your heart and mind to Christ. He is the answer.
I love you and miss you. I hurt with you."