ROB GREENWOOD

 

1955 - 2009

 

Thursday morning, July 23, 2009, my friend Rob Greenwood was taken home to be with the Lord. He was 54. A year ago he married a wonderful woman who made him deliriously happy for the thirteen months they had together. He adored his children and wanted nothing less for them than that they would learn to love God as he did.

 

Death is not right. Death is not part of how were were created to be. Death is the result of our rebellion. Death is wrong but through His own death, Jesus made it right. For the one who loves God death is no longer a thing to be feared but the method by which we enter our eternal home.

 

But death remains an abrupt end to this earthly life and Rob's has hit me very hard. Rob was so full of life, so willing to share himself with others. His love for God was an inspiration to all of us in his men's Bible study. Someday we will be reunited with Rob when we stand together before the throne of Him who saved us, where our joy at our reunion with Rob will be but a pale shadow of our joy at meeting Jesus who gave His life for us. Until then I will remember Rob fondly and thank God that I was blessed to know him for the time I was given him and be grateful that because of Jesus death is not the end.

 

Below are some poems I wrote as I dealt with his passing:

I Don't Know How To Think

All Is Well

Sunday, After All

There Will Be Glory!

Thursday Morning, July 23, 2009