“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1.3-4 (RSV)
As we mourn the loss of Norris and Peggy Wood, I still find myself in a state of disbelief. I have experienced all sorts of emotions over the past two days in response to the sad news on Sunday morning, as I am sure you have. Please continue to lift their family and one another in prayer. I also pray this prayer with you all.
Almighty God, our Creator, and Redeemer,
You have given us Norris and Peggy, our brother and sister,
to know and to love in our pilgrimage on earth.
Uphold us now, we pray,
as we entrust them to your boundless love and eternal care.
Assure us that not even death can separate us from your infinite mercy.
Deal graciously with us who mourn,
that we may truly know your sure consolation
and learn to live in the confident hope of the resurrection;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Friends, may God grant you grace, that in pain you may find comfort, and in sorrow, you may find hope.