Sister Shanna Wiseâ€™s father, (David Hudson) has been put on Hospice as it seems he is nearing his last days on earth. He has had several health crisis over the last few years and the Lord has brought him through them all. If this is the last crisis, may the Lord again see him through to a better place in the presence of the Lord and not have to suffer in his earthly body that has been ravaged by so many illnesses. We pray for Brother David, Sister Shanna and the rest of the family.â€“2-23.2017
There isn’t anyone that is really ready to give up a loved family member to death as we are selfish enough to desire to have them with us as long as possible. However, it is sometimes a relief when they have finally passed through that portal into heaven, especially if you have seen them struggle with illness and suffer much in a body that is contaminated with sin. Paul was in a strait betwixt two having a desire to depart and be with Christ which is far better. Paul needed to remain a little longer for the benefit of the people of God.
It looked like Brother David Hudson would pass from this life a few times before, but he was spared and brought joy to family members due to that deliverance. If death does occur very soon, it will again be a deliverance, but a deliverance into a place of peace and joy to await the resurrection. Listen to Paul’s description of the final deliverance on the resurrection morning: “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. ” (Rom. 8:21)
I believe Brother David Hudson has expressed a desire to go and be with his mother in heaven but the best part of all is that He will be with the Savior, Jesus Christ. May not our will but God’s be done in this situation and all others.–Elder Larry Wise–2-23-2017