This is a difficult subject for me to talk about and it is coming up now because the very resent and real lose of a friend and mentor who passed in such a sudden and unexpected way that it left me in a state of shock. It burns me to the core and leaves me speechless and the amazing thing is that God knows exactly how I feel now.
“Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not!…” -Ezekiel 18:23
The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die. -Psalm 116:15
There is nothing that will ever prepare you for this kind of news. I morbidly often think nobody has died for a while I wonder who will be next. The first funeral I went to was one of my mom’s cousins. I don’t remember how she died or who she actually was but at 4 years old I remember sadness because she was gone. As a child I understood that I would never know this person and those who had known her will never see her again. I cried at the service because of the overwhelming sadness that was in the room. Funerals became a regular part of life every year or so I would hear from my parents that someone had died and we would go mourn with their families. I have been to services with maybe twelve people and services with several hundred and I have shed tears at almost every one of them because death is painful and sad. Many have spent their whole live trying to avoid it and some have disregarded death and have met theirs quicker than seems fair.
To all who have ever suffered the lose of a loved one and to all who have not yet lived long enough to encounter the unnatural reality of death there are no words that can be said here on this blog or from any close friend that can sooth this sting. Yet there is a greater reality that can heal the pain and that is Y’shua, the Son of God and Messiah of the Jewish people and the world, has already conquered death.
Today I rejoice in the homegoing of Jhan Moskowitz who continually encouraged me and walked with me for a great part of my life. Though his death was a surprise, what is no surprise is the legacy he leaves with us all. Work hard for the Lord and finish strong was what I remember him telling me during a rush-hour sortie during Fourth-Of-July in New York. I was suppose to be filming with my crew but I saw Jhan swamped by a huge crowd and so I jumped in and helped distribute 300 tracks while Jhan rushed away to find more, he came back with another 1000…Oy Vey. But that was who Jhan was.
It was an honor ministering with Jhan as well as being ministered too and I will miss him very much.