Tyrese Gibson seems to be having as hard a time as anyone with the sudden passing of his BFF Paul Walker.
But he wants everyone to know
On his Facebook page on Tuesday, Tyrese said that Bishop T.D. Jakes reached out to him to express his condolences.
That gesture lead Tyrese to one of Jakes' funeral sermons, which he paraphrased into a personal message of love and hope. He wrote:
"In moments like this, it feels — it feels like death has won. But the bible says that love is stronger than death. Your hearts are heavy, tears flow down. Your spirits are wounded. I feel that too…
Your tears may flow. Your pain may come. The flowers will wither. The cards will all be filed away. The phone will stop ringing. Mama said, they're going to stop ringing after a while. Cakes and pies all stop coming. Don't you dare think that death has won. You will learn what all of us know who have lost people that we love. You'll be driving down the street one day and you'll hear Pauls voice talking in your head. Something he said or something he did will pop up in your spirit and you'll giggle inside of yourself as if he were sitting in the car with you. And you will find that people that you really love, they may leave you outwardly, but they never leave you inwardly.
May the love of God, the peace of the Holy Spirit, the sweet communion of knowing that you are a child of the king keep you through this period in life when it might appear as if death has won, but it's alive. Love will last forever, for God is love."
Such an inspiring message for us all. Thank you to Tyrese and to Bishop T.D. for their words.
[Image via Facebook.]
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