February 08, 2007

Job 1:21

"Naked I came from my mother's womb
And naked I will depart.
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.
May the name of the Lord by praised."

I found out this morning, much after the fact, that my downstairs neighbor, Eric Falk, passed away last Friday morning at the young age of 35. His wife, Amanda, at 26, is too young to be a widow. I really hurt for her and the rest of his family.

Eric knew almost everyone in our apartment complex. Eric was the missions pastor at Christ Church. Eric touched alot of people in his very short life. I am going to miss seeing him here. But not half as much as those who really knew and loved him. Not half as much as Amanda, or his niece & nephew, or his mother, or the church he humbly served. Eric was one of those people you can't understand losing, because they were making such a big difference in so many lives. But I believe that God has been glorified, not only in Eric's life, but in his death. And that, I keep reminding myself, is what it's really all about.


At 9:22 AM, Blogger Brian Nicklaus said...

even 90 year olds shouldn't die but thanks to Adam, Eve, and all our sin, this is tough part of life.
Glad to know he was a man of faith, that makes it all worthwhile.

not as tragic, meaningless, sad

we'll pray for the family and church

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Malia said...

That's so weird. I heard about this last Friday and I knew that a Christ Church pastor lived below you but it never occured to me that it was your neighbor that had died!


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