Death sometimes appears in our lives after a time of long illness. And other times, death is an unexpected and unwelcome guest.
Yesterday, the Rev. Dion Thompson, one of our deputies to general convention received the information that his mother, Jessie Lee Wilson, died unexpectedly at her home in Sun Valley, CA. Dion+ was shocked and saddened as his mother, aged 75, had not been ill.
We ask your prayers for Dion+ and his family as they gather in California to mourn her death and celebrate the life that she lived.
Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding: Deal graciously with Dion Thompson and his family in their grief. Surround them with your love, that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.