I preached a funeral yesterday for a young man who hung himself. It was one of the more difficult services I have ever had to preside over.
Of course, out of respect for his parents, I will not mention a name, but please keep this family in prayer. there were a lot of factors involved and I encouraged folks not to get involved in finger pointing or accessing blame. A choice was made and the folks left behind have to deal with it.
There were about six or seven folks at the service who made a decision to put their faith and trust in the finished work of Christ for their salvation, so I rejoice that God can make "beauty from ashes." Still, the suicide rate here on the Reservation is well above the national average.
Appreciate your prayers and thanks for reading. Lord bless!
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. -- John Quincy Adams
Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less - Robert E. Lee
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved - Romans 10:13 (KJV)
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble, and he knoweth them that trust in him - Nahum 1:7 (KJV)