BJ Smith is present with her Lord today!

Paul wrote the Corinthian church, (2 Corinthians 5:8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. We’ve missed BJ’s presence and optimism of late because of her condition. She will be sorely missed ever more. Her own family certainly mourns her loss, but rejoices in her pain being gone forever. Please pray for her family and if you can be a blessing to them in any way.

The apostle also wrote to those in Thessalonica, (1 Thess. 4:13-14But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. God does not condemn our sorrow, but gently reminds us that in our sorrow we have hope and our hope is the Lord Jesus Christ.