Dear Barbara, Doris-&-Richard, Eva-&-Joseph, Family and Friends of Michael:
I was saddened to learn of the death of Michael on July 17 2017. Please accept my deepest sympathy at your loss. It is sad to lose a loved one in death at any age, but hopefully at 87 years of age, it can be said of Michael what was said of Isaac at Genesis 25:39 "he died old and satisfied with days,” having seen his children unto the third and fourth generations.
May I share with you some promises in the Bible that bring comfort at this time of loss?
First, it was never our Creator's purpose that anyone should die, ever! When He put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they had the prospect of endless life, in ageless bodies, in perfect health, on a perfect Earth (Genesis 1:28). Adam and Eve could have passed that life on to us, but they sinned and lost everything for themselves ... and us. (Romans 5:12)
It is a comfort and softens our feelings toward our Creator, Jehovah God, to learn that it is Satan who causes imperfection, aging, sicknesses like cancer, and death -- not God (Hebrews 2:14).
I am always happy when I remember that the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, are our guarantees that this Earth will yet be a PEACEFUL, global paradise. One day Michael will be resurrected to enjoy it, and so will countless others. Remember Jesus' words at John 5:28-29a and John 11:25: "I am the resurrection and the life," and "all those in the memorial tombs ... will be resurrected." Until then Michael, sleep, Rest In Peace.
May you have comfort and peace from these promises until the day when you can be reunited with a young (Job 33:24-5) and totally healthy (Isaiah 33:24) Michael!
With deepest sympathy and genuine respect,
PO Box 11311
Honolulu HI 96828-0311