Father, I don’t think anyone expects death. Death comes in and I don’t know if we ever plan for it. Even as Christians, do we expect that we will die? Father, please provide comfort for this family. You are near to the brokenhearted and You bind up our wounds. Many times I find myself in a frantic thought pattern of what’s next? Will I see the fulfillment of my prayers? I’m so sorry Lord. I confess that I’m a mess. I want to be Your hands and feet. Sometimes I’m so wrapped up in me. I’m sorry. Please be with those who are hurting. I lift up Patty and her family who are grieving and hurting because of her brother’s death on this side. Even as Christians, we hurt too. It may not be the same as the world, but we, too, hurt. Help us to be willing to show that to the world around us so they know that we are real people too but our God gives us eternal life and nothing can take that away from us. Thank You Jesus! Thank You that we will live again.