Saturday, December 20, 2008

We'll see you soon, Coleman. :)

Thank you to all who have prayed for the Hinkefent family. While our hearts break for them, we know as they do, that Coleman is right where we as Christians all long to be. And, his healing is absolutely complete. 

The apostle Paul said, in Philippians 1:20-24 

".. but {that} with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 

But if {I am} to live {on} in the flesh, this {will mean} fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 

But I am hard-pressed from both {directions,} having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 
yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 

Coleman has gained today...he is with Christ. We grieve, but not as those who have no hope. 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of {the} archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 

Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 

Therefore comfort one another with these words. 

We are comforted tonight, by the Word of God and by His Holy Spirit.

If Coleman's life and death have made you question who Jesus Christ is, and why Coleman and his family could have such assurance of eternal life in Him, know that my family and I are here to help answer your questions through God's Word. 

There could be no greater tribute to Coleman than a life changed by the Lord through his testimony. 

You may e-mail us at any time by using the address listed in the left sidebar of this blog. 

Thank you again for your many prayers. 

Merry Christmas. 
Happy Hanukkah. 


1 comment:

Marilena said...

So sorry to hear about Coleman... I will be praying for his family.
Love you,