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Thanks to all who prayed for Nabeel Qureshi. He’s home now with the Father and free of pain and suffering. Please pray for his family and loved ones during this time of grief.

Not the most heartening news to wake up to on a Sunday morning.

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A familiar thud resounded in the pit of my stomach.

No.

Although I never knew him personally, a certain sadness swept over me.

Too young. Too fast. There’s just something so wrong about losing a life this way. Yet God in all His wisdom has chosen to allow it.

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Why, tho? Why does God allow His children to suffer loss and grief? Can’t we be guaranteed a life free from pain as Christians? But if that were the case, can I guarantee I chose Him because I love Him and not because He has a protection plan?

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I know the point of prayer is not to have them answered, but I’d be lying if a part of me didn’t wish faith was the substance of things come true and the evidence of things materialised. Especially when it is justified to live for Christ. Right? Especially when living means his daughter would have a father? His wife would have a husband? Are we not taught to pray expecting? To ask and these things will be given to us? Healing is a good thing, yea?

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Do I value his life more than other people I know who have lost the battle to diseases and sickness? As if I’m saying God you should save him because he could and would do more for the kingdom.

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At the end of it all, my heart and mind have to reconcile. I love You, Lord with all of me. And I know You are merciful so His death is an extension of Your mercy. I know You are good; so the following days of his daughter’s and wife’s life will be a testament to Your goodness.

You have taught me that You work all things out for the good of those who love You and through our pain, we will see Your glory.

It’s not about how long one lives, but the impact one’s life has in the duration lived out.

Nabeel Qureshi
R.I.P. Nabeel Qureshi (1983 – 2017)

You can read more about him in this article.

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Philippians 1:21

Thinking of: The mess in the world; the mess in my head and my God who will clear up both.

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