is the death of his saints.
(Psalm 116:15 ESV)
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV)
So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
(2 Corinthians 5:6-9 ESV)
"Being at peace does not dishonor my wife. Being sad and missing her does not dishonor my Lord." ~ R. C. Sproul, Jr. on the eve of what would have been his 20th wedding anniversary (yesterday, July 31). His wife, Denise, died on December 18, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.
Here are some of his reflections on that day and his wife: