- 41 years old
- Date of birth: May 28, 1974
- Date of passing: May 23, 2016
|Let the memory of Goddard be with us forever|
"“There is going to be a resurrection......” (Acts 24:15) The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. May Jehovah the God of all comfort comfort the Lubisia family and friends.You are in my prayers."
"Eulogy of My brother, my friend ,
Shared by Evans Wafula on 06/07/2016
Some people’s life purpose is given during life, but for others it is given after death.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck." Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans.
A eulogy is normally a speech given to honor a life or give an account of a life at a funeral. But the eulogy of my brother Goddard will not be one we will traditionally think of. The eulogy of Goddard Aniley Lubisia will not only be given at his funeral, nor in the coming days after he has been laid to rest. In the coming days the eulogy of my brother Goddard will be given in the lives of his friends, his children, his siblings, our mother and father as a celebration of his life.*
"I decided that since the sun was taking longer to come out and shine, let me come out shine and make a change in someone's life . Thanks for the opportunity."
The sunshine that he shined in our lives, and create thoughtful discourse of the opportunity that he cherished in his last days should be deeply rooted in our lives life purpose is given during life, but for others it is given after death. So it has been for my brother, my friend Bishar
Yet that is not the only lesson I learned reflecting on these three eulogies. I am learning something at this age, that my brother-self never could. Watching my brother years ago, I didn’t understand the lesson; but as I watched my brother on the night he was being wheeled to the HDU and watched him again on the day he was pronounced, the lesson has become plainer to me. God will place you in situations you never anticipated walking in order to serve Him and His purpose and you never know who is watching how you serve. Such as Christ the night before the Cross… The grief of the Garden on Gethsemane, where Christ grieved and cried tears of blood, did not circumvent the purpose of the Cross or the service that was to be done in His death. When you are called to serve God, it’s not something you can put down…even in ßx…even in grief. The disciples watched Christ’s suffering on the cross and His service and were changed; I watched and hard my brother sing the words of (Angela chibalonza Kaa nami-Abide With Me) and learned about serving in spite of sorrow; and I along with a few of his friends watched my brother the Lord one more time from his sick bed. Today, many have joined us to witness the demonstrated courage and faith in the midst of the unthinkable as we give God the glory and honor He deserves in spite of our heartbreak.
None of us know what the future holds or how God will heal even this wound in our family , but rest assured it will be for His purpose and it will work together for good. Every tear, every sorrow has a purpose. I believe it. Do you?"
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