On Saturday, instead of attending the last class session for my last doctoral class, I will be officiating the service for a 30 year old who was murdered.
There are way more questions than answers.
His grandmother is one of the very active older members of my church. He was living with her when I first came here almost 3 years ago. So, while I didn’t know him well, I did know him and had talked to him casually. I just recently learned that he was divorced and had a 7 yr old son.
Please pray for his family. Pray that the police officers who are working the case get the information they need to bring answers to the family. Pray that in this difficult time there will be much kindness and gentleness.
I, for once, have a crisis for which I have had training and so have been able to be helpful to the family. However, I’ve never had to officiate a service like this before so I could use some prayers that the sermon is what it needs to be.
And, prayers that I actually get the course work completed on time, might be a good idea, too.