Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Heart Is With Them

I don't know John Dobbs. Not really. But sometimes it feels like I do.

I don't remember when I first came across his blog, Out Here Hope Remains. But I do remember that I really liked the title. Since then, I have gone there to read and identify with the thoughts and feelings of this guy who, by all accounts and my own impression, is a really fine Gulf Coast preacher. It's no accident that John is in the short list of blogs that I've managed to get into the sidebar here at Frankly Speaking.

I mention him today because of something you may already know. Yesterday, his dear son John Robert, only 18 years old, died in an accident. I can only imagine the emotional place where John and his wife and their family are right now. It brings tears to my eyes just to think of it.

Would you please mention them in your prayers today?

Dear God, you know that I can say nothing that will ease the pain that is beyond words. But you are called the God of all comfort. So I ask you in the name of your beloved Son to comfort and to help all the family of John Robert Dobbs, also a beloved son.

5 comments:

johndobbs said...

Frank, that means so much to me. It's midnight. We had a long exhausting visitation tonight. I guess about 300 came. Tomorrow morning is the funeral. Saturday internment in North Mississippi. Then i don't know what. Your words warmed my weary heart.

Frank Bellizzi said...

John, I can't imagine how you and your wife are doing this. I'm so sorry that any of it is necessary.

Bob Bliss said...

Frank, thanks for letting me know about the Dobbs family. I left a comment on John's blog. I cannot imagine what they are going through right now. But God is faithful and he will remain faithful.

preacherman said...

Moving post brother.

Dee Andrews said...

My heart has been greatly saddened and grieved for days now. May our prayers reach our Father in help to our brother, John, and his family.

We all grieve together.

Much love to you all!

Dee