This morning when I signed on to Facebook, I found out that my cousin’s husband had gone to be with the Lord last night. This is a picture of Wes and Ann at a recent family gathering…one of his last outings, I believe.

Wes Holbrook was a husband and father, and a new grandfather. He was also too young to die.  At least in my estimation.

Of course, the Father knows best and we will trust in Him no matter what.  Thankfully, Wes was a Christian and we can be assured of his eternity.  Wes is seeing the full glory of the Father today.  I have to admit to being a little jealous of that! But one day, we’ll be right there with him…praise God!

It’s hard not to be reflective when someone dies…especially someone young.  It’s hard not to think of the others that you love and don’t want to lose any time soon.  But I think it is also important for us to think of all the people we know and see every day who don’t know God…who aren’t in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Life is short…sometimes too short.  So hug your loved ones.  Tell them every day how much you love and appreciate them.  And reach out to someone who needs to know how much God loves them too.

And Wes, save us a place at the table.  We’ll see you when we get there!

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