Midweek Message

LABC Update – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Jim Hopkins

May 22, 2023

This past Saturday LABC gathered with Khalila, Maria and Zidane to honor the short life of their son and brother, Savian Angel. Love was present as joined together in prayer, scripture reading, words of encouragement and song. It was one of those “I will always remember” moments when big brother Zidane led us in singing “The Wheels of the Bus Go Round and Round” because he thought his little brother might like it.

Maria shared this poignant reflection.

Missing Angel

In the night I see and in dreams I live. In the light I am blurred but
Having you exist was a heart filling joy and a blessing that brought to our lives love and divinity.

You showed us how to beat small probabilities and how warriors are born.

In the time I, we, had with you, our lives grew and became blissful only to remind us of our fragility and the end all humans will unavoidably reach: the end of our breath.

The questions for us , your family, who are in the depths of despair remain: How do we hunt solace? How to keep your life present as time continues and life obscures our minds? How can we be not obtuse? How can we find joy?

Because of you, Savian, and you Zidane , I know God is with us. I, we as a family, may not yet understand but knowledge is attained not given.
Your return to God’s home has us in blankness , blinded by the light you shined on us and the love you invoked.

I know I will see you again and
when I do we will be together and have the life we have paused.




Tonight on LABC Zoom – Pastor Jim leads Bible Study 6:00, Department of Worship and Congregational Care 7:05

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