A Devastating Loss

 
I was doing homework in the library at the University tonight, when I got a message that a former musician friend has passed away from cancer.  Friends - he only found out he had it... in JULY!  And now, he's gone.  I didn't even know he was sick.  I'm not on Facebook that often, so I didn't see he had been ill.  It is such a shock. 


But, we have this hope, you see: He is now in the shelter of the Most High God. He is no longer suffering.  The plague of cancer will *never* touch him, again.  In fact, death no longer has a grip on him -- he is with the Almighty, in the shadow of His wings!  My heart is *breaking* for his wife and children, tonight.  

Well, I was so distracted after I got the word that I couldn't study.  I packed up my books and went to the practice rooms in the Music Dept.  I no sooner opened my bible to Psalm 91 that a student was knocking on my door saying they were 'closing in 10 minutes at 10pm'.  So, I had 10 minutes to write something for Dave.  It's very short, but I have confidence he is no longer suffering, and in the Presence of our God. 


 
Lord, be with Karin and the children, tonight - give them comfort and peace.  
Even when our hearts are breaking, we will still trust You, Lord.  


 



 

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  • Heather Holt
    Heather Holt MD
    I just found out about Dave's passing and am in total shock. We just saw him and Karin and their kids a few months ago at an HST show. They are such a beautiful couple and amazing family!! Dave's legacy as godly husband and father will live on in their lives, bearing fruit that will last..... I do know this to be true. Our God rewards the faithful and Dave was inarguably faithful to Him- this is uncontested. I always remember Dave as on fire for the LORD- sold out for his Savior- and unashamed of the gospel. He is surely being rewarded as we speak! May we all be inspired by his wisdom in how he lived his earthly days- for he knew the days are evil and prioritized well. I trust he had little regrets in this all-important area. My heart also does break for his beautiful wife and precious children... I am so sad for your loss of both dear, committed husband and loving father! My sorrow will rise as prayers of blessing over you, as you obediently continue to trust our good LORD- El Shaddai - for your comfort, rest, healing, and all-sustaining grace. I pray the Holy Spirit fills you to overflowing with unending strength and peace! You are never abandoned. May your sweet memories of your husband and father and of his brilliant smile- bring you joy always. I rejoice with you that the LORD blessed you with the years you had with him- and I know that when you remember that amazing smile- and his love for you, your spirit will be lifted- and even soar as on eagles' wings- with the understanding that his love was an extension of HIS love for you- and that love- God's love- is STILL with you now and will be forever and ever. It is a love that has resurrected from death, so never can die. This love swallowed up death in victory! It is a love that has defeated our greatest enemy- and in this Love and Light, we live- and triumph. Jesus is your peace. He comforts and carries you. And He still has work and purpose for you here. I will be praying this is revealed to you by Holy Spirit. Karin, please contact me. When we last saw each other, I gave you my info. but didn't get yours. I have thought of you all many times and wanted to connect. Please, I'd love to see you. Teresa has my info. in case you need it. I am so sorry I missed the funeral and would love to relive that with you. You are an anointed family of God and precious, precious people. I know God will care for you in remarkable and supernatural ways in the days to come. Though sad with you through this dark valley, I am steadfast that the LORD still has great plans for your life and your kids. Keep your eyes on Him! Isa. 26:3; 2 Tim. 1:7; Rom. 15: 13; Matt. 11:28-30; 2 Cor. 10: 4-5; Phil. 4: 6-8; Rev. 12:11; Heb. 4:9-11; Heb. 2 I love you! ~Heather Holt

    I just found out about Dave's passing and am in total shock. We just saw him and Karin and their kids a few months ago at an HST show. They are such a beautiful couple and amazing family!! Dave's legacy as godly husband and father will live on in their lives, bearing fruit that will last..... I do know this to be true. Our God rewards the faithful and Dave was inarguably faithful to Him- this is uncontested. I always remember Dave as on fire for the LORD- sold out for his Savior- and unashamed of the gospel. He is surely being rewarded as we speak! May we all be inspired by his wisdom in how he lived his earthly days- for he knew the days are evil and prioritized well. I trust he had little regrets in this all-important area.

    My heart also does break for his beautiful wife and precious children... I am so sad for your loss of both dear, committed husband and loving father! My sorrow will rise as prayers of blessing over you, as you obediently continue to trust our good LORD- El Shaddai - for your comfort, rest, healing, and all-sustaining grace. I pray the Holy Spirit fills you to overflowing with unending strength and peace! You are never abandoned.

    May your sweet memories of your husband and father and of his brilliant smile- bring you joy always. I rejoice with you that the LORD blessed you with the years you had with him- and I know that when you remember that amazing smile- and his love for you, your spirit will be lifted- and even soar as on eagles' wings- with the understanding that his love was an extension of HIS love for you- and that love- God's love- is STILL with you now and will be forever and ever. It is a love that has resurrected from death, so never can die. This love swallowed up death in victory! It is a love that has defeated our greatest enemy- and in this Love and Light, we live- and triumph. Jesus is your peace. He comforts and carries you. And He still has work and purpose for you here. I will be praying this is revealed to you by Holy Spirit.

    Karin, please contact me. When we last saw each other, I gave you my info. but didn't get yours. I have thought of you all many times and wanted to connect. Please, I'd love to see you. Teresa has my info. in case you need it.

    I am so sorry I missed the funeral and would love to relive that with you. You are an anointed family of God and precious, precious people. I know God will care for you in remarkable and supernatural ways in the days to come. Though sad with you through this dark valley, I am steadfast that the LORD still has great plans for your life and your kids. Keep your eyes on Him!

    Isa. 26:3; 2 Tim. 1:7; Rom. 15: 13; Matt. 11:28-30; 2 Cor. 10: 4-5; Phil. 4: 6-8; Rev. 12:11; Heb. 4:9-11; Heb. 2

    I love you! ~Heather Holt

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