MY LITTLE BROTHER TERRELL GILMORE
Kay, I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. It's normal to be upset when a loved one dies, especially someone so close to you. Even Jesus was troubled and gave way to tears when his friend Lazarus died. (John 11:33, 35)
What gives me comfort is God's promise that we will see our loved ones again at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”
You can read more about this hope here: http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/what-hope-for-dead-loved-on...
Kay Gilmore said:
My brother Terrell Gilmore (Mookie)was killed March 30,2008 in Iraq, with only 3 months left of 20 yrs. I was raised in church & know, never to question GOD but over & over I ask him why
what could he possiable have for my brother to do, that he had to take him from us,
mad at GOD because he had the power to stop this & he just took him. Mad at Mookie -for the promise to be back in 3 months and didn't hold on for us- mad at me for not spending more time w\him those 2 weeks. Feeling helpless that there is nothing I can do to just ease the pain-touch him one last time-tell him how very much I love him. WHY GOD, WHY MOOKIE ????????
I'm so sorry for the loss of Terrell. I am exceptionally close to my brother and the thought of losing him brings me to tears. Take each day at a time and have faith that even though we don't understand, God doesn't give us more than what we can handle.
To all those family and friends who have lost loved ones in the line of duty; may I offer my sincere belated condolences to you. It would be presumptuousness on my part to say I know exactly what you are feeling. But please know that others, like myself, understand to a degree your pain. Your loved one who offered themselves in a line of work that protected the public and upheld the secular laws of the air, land, and sea are truly amazing and remarkable persons. And their services were truly appreciated. They put themselves out for their fellow man. Your loved one, he or she died believing in what they felt from the heart was a noble cause....no doubt he or she was serving or fighting for a better world. They gave their all and their lives fearlessly knowing that tough challenges and times were ahead. These men and women in uniform, be it local, national or international officers, military, firefihgters, coast guards, etc....courageously stood their groud and died heros in the eyes of many people. May your hearts, like mine, find comfort and reassurance in God's Word where it He states: "Your dead ones will live. A corpse of mine, they will rise up. Awake and cry out joyfully, you residents in the dust! For your dew is as dew of mallows, and the earth will let those even impotent in death drop in birth" (Isaiah 26:19). May your loved ones awaken in a world where there will be no more crime and no more war (Psalms 37: verses 10,11, and 29; Psalms 46:9). And all those who died in the line of duty who fought for and believed that a better world is possible will awaken from death and see that Jehovah God has accomplished all that they hoped for and more. Mankind at that coming time will then be able to live on this earth as God originally intended, in true peace, free from sickness and yes, free from death! (Revelation 21:4,5). Please accept my deepest sympathy for all those who have given and lost their lives in the line of duty. For more information concerning the wonderful hope for those who have fallen asleep in death please go to this web site at: http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/what-hope-for-dead-loved-ones