The Soul of a Church

by Terry and Bev Hess
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)
The dictionary describes the word “soul” as the spiritual part of a person as distinct from the physical, and regarded as the source of thought, feelings and actions. Since the church is the people, this definition is the people of the church building.
January 7, 2019, we lost our precious grandson, Benjamin. For almost 25 years he had no control over his body, but that day he was set free to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Knowing that Benjamin is whole, and being who he was intended to be, makes his death bearable.
Our church family responded with love, prayers, cards and food. Their love for us also made getting through the process of funeral arrangements, the viewing and the memorial service more bearable. Some in this church family are going through trials of their own, but still took time to grieve with us.
As a family, we would like to thank the many people who were involved. It is times like these that show the true heart and soul of a church family.
We thank God for each one of you.

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