Swallowed Up By Life

I want to thank all of you who have prayed for Randall and Jenni.  It is with the heaviest of hearts I tell you that Randall went home to be with the Lord today, November 23rd. 

I have many thoughts but not the wits to put them together.  The one thing the Lord has impressed upon me today is that death has not overcome Randall, but rather he has been set free to life.  No doubt, he has received the better resurrection; however, Jenni, Alicia, Allison, and Lindsey could use one to raise their broken hearts as well.  Jenni needs the strength that only God can give to both teach her how to navigate the days ahead and give her the stamina to comfort her precious girls in the midst of her own grief.  The only way she’ll have that is through the prayers of God’s people and the hands of those who will be Jesus to her when she desperately needs to know He hasn’t forgotten.  

Again, I thank you for being invested in the lives of this family who most of you have never met.  If you find a pause in the midst of your prayers, please utter “The Black’s” to fill the space.  God knows.   

“For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”  ~2 Corinthians 5:3-5