October 17, 2006

Brock

I want to just praise God for the example that the Latham Family has been to me through the struggles of their son Brock's battle with brain cancer. I just read on the blogsite that Brock has gone on to be with the Lord. Brock was 4 years old. His funeral services are Wednesday at 1pm at Beltway Baptist Church. As someone who has gone through brain tumors and chemo with my own son, this is a place that I have not gone. Our fleshly bodies on this earth are so fragile. At any moment things could change from an accident or illness. I learned through my experience with Jack that not one day should be taken for granted. Not one laugh or giggle from my children, each day on earth is a blessing with our loved ones. There is not one day that can go by that we are guaranteed will end the same way it started. Brock's death is a reminder to me that life is fleeting, we must prepare for we do not know when the Bridegroom will return for His bride. Are the lamps lit, are we ready, if we are not, then this is the time. Make haste and call up on the Lord for Him to guide you down the path of salvation.
God sometimes takes away the fire, sometimes He walks us through the flames right by our sides, like he did with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and other times we will be delivered straight into the arms of Jesus. Brock is right there. His family is being walked through the flames, probably even carried, and they call upon the Name of the Lord and continue to praise Him in this storm.
Latham's I am praying for each of you.

1 comments:

Sarah said...

I saw Brock's precious picture and obituary in the paper this morning. Their family has been an unbelievable model of faith through all of this, but I'm sure they would rather be a model of "just a normal family" at this point. Bless, bless, bless them.