Sorrow and sadness filled my heart when I heard of Bills death. His good spirit and bright smile enlightened many souls. Whenever we crossed paths at Harvard School, he only had good things to say to me.
My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with Bills family. May God bless Bill and give him everlasting life. This short, earthly life is just a prelude of much greater things to come.
The following are some of my favorite bible quotations becausethey illustrate how faith in Jesus Christ and repentance lead toan everlasting life of righteousness in God's New Heavens and New Earth:
1 Corinthians 15
51Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.53For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: Death has been swallowed up in victory.h
1 Thessalonians 4
13Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.14For 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.15According to the Lords word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.16For 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.17After 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.18Therefore encourage one another with these words.