A friend recently spoke of his deep grief over the sudden death of his adult son. A man twenty-one years old died suddenly when an asthma attack would not subside. I asked my friend if he had considered the words of King David when David lost his son, Absalom.
“The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you–O Absalom, my son, my son!” (2 Samuel 18:33)
My friend invited me to please go view this YouTube video and listen to Thomas Tompkins’ (1572-1656) When David Heard. He explained that this beautiful composition had given him great comfort. So, today, Garrett-Evangelical invites you to pray for those who grieve by viewing this window and listening to this beautiful music performed by the Cambridge Singers.
By Al Caldwell, Retired Faculty, editor