Joel

Today I found out one of my best friends, Joel Taylor, went home to Jesus. His body was killed in a car accident in South Africa, but his spirit is with God in heaven now. One day Christ will come back and Joel will be with him, and he’ll get a new body. Then we’ll hang out.

I loved him very much. Pray for Michelle and his two daughters, Charlize and Kimberly.

Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.”

Joel liked the NIV.

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~ by bradybush on September 27, 2009.

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