Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Tender mercy ...

By the tender mercy of our God,
the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1. 78-79

When he was a child this was the Bible passage given to him when he was baptised. One morning last week in the flower of youth just 17 years old he didn't wake up. Translated his name means blessing. He was his parents' "one and only". Tomorrow family and friends will gather for the funeral.
I pray that the memory of all he was will give light to those who are in the shadow of death.