Adam Matthew Meshaw Memorial Service ~ Sunday, July 19-2020
Dear Grace Church Family and Friends,
It has been almost two weeks since the unexpected passing of our youngest son, Adam Mathew Meshaw. Needless to say these have been the toughest days of our lives. The grief and pain of such a loss is overwhelming, more so than we knew was possible. The love and support for us has been equally as powerful. Our deepest pain has been met by God’s amazing grace. Many of you have called us, texted us, emailed us and ministered to us throughout these very difficult days. You have shown us God’s love through Christ Jesus our Lord. We know there will be more tears and moments of grief. We realize this is the reality of life. We are all but frail humans, on our way to eternal. Thank the Lord that the Son of God has gone before us; He is our victory and our hope! Glory to God!
Grace Church, your ministry to us at this time has been so comforting. Thank you for your great love and support. Your faithfulness to the Lord is a tremendous blessing to us. Thank you also to Pastor Jamin, Pastor Chuck, and to our deacons for your faithful service to our church family! Presently, Cheryl and I are taking care of family matters in Wilmington. Needless to say, we continue to need your prayers and support. Thank you for walking with us “through the valley of the shadow of death.” We love you and hope to see you soon.
This is the message I shared at Adam’s Memorial Service at Grace Baptist Church in Wilmington. There were other things that came to my mind as I shared this message; they would not be included into this text.
Adam and Chandra have two sons, Austyn 13 and Cyler 10. We have set up a trust fund for their education. You can access it by going to our Grace Church website gracechurchnc.com. Find the ONLINE GIVING BUTTON and you will see the option to give to the MESHAW EDUCATION TRUST. Your financial gifts are deeply appreciated and will be used for our grandson’s educational needs. THANK YOU again for staying with us at this time. We love you and God bless you and yours!
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Pastor Mike and Cheryl <><
Eddie Meshaw says:July 26, 2020 at 1:38 am
I’m always moved in the most profound way when I hear the Gospel, especially when I hear it from my brother. You proved that the Gospel is the Power of God unto salvation. It’s the Power of God over death. It is also the Power of God over our deepest sorrows, in time. We never walk alone in this life, though, at times, it feels like it. In our deepest sorrows, we draw strength from the Gospel of God. It will sustain us through life’s most trying circumstances. God knows what it’s like to lose His Son to death. Draw strength from His love for you and Cheryl, amen!
Tricia, Jesse and Xandra says:July 26, 2020 at 5:46 pm
Praying for you and your family. I can’t imagine the sorrow you are going through, but I know who can! Love you both!
Stuart Robertson says:July 29, 2020 at 4:24 pm
Pastor Mike and Cheryl, I pray frequently throughout the day for the Lord to lift you up on wings like eagles, to hold you in His loving arms, and to comfort you with the comfort that only He can give. The knowledge of the loss and pain you are experiencing overwhelms me and drives me to my knees; I can’t even imagine the magnitude you are experiencing.
I pray for God to give you the strength for the many details that must be attended to.
Especially, I pray for God to give you an abundant outpouring of love and comfort with which you are able to comfort your grandchildren in this terrible time in their young lives.
May God be with you all,