Joshua Weaver Went to Glory
January 9, 2008
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I know that I have not posted in a while… but for a reason. I was out of town and then I received the news that my dear brother and former Worship Pastor here at Shepherd of the Hills Church, Joshua Weaver, had died and gone on to be with the Lord on January 1, 2008.
Joshua was a Godly man who blessed my life and our church each and every time he led worship. I wanted him to be the first thing I posted about in 2008 and I did NOT want to post until after his funeral, which was today at 11:00 a.m.
The service today was a celebration of his life. We sang a couple of the songs that HE had written and Coach Bobby Brasswell spoke for a few minutes. There was a choir called Voice Of Praises that Joshua used to belong to, and they sang a couple worship songs. I spoke for about 30 minutes, honoring his life, encouraging his wife, Irene, and referenced the scripture in Philippians that says “to live is Christ, but to die is gain.” It was a wonderful service, and I am sure that Joshua would have been pleased, and I believe that the Lord was glorified.
I want to encourage you to pray for his wife, Irene, that God would strengthen her each and every day.
Joshua, my dear brother, I know you are in a better place, and I know that you are with Jesus. Thank you for letting your light shine here at Shepherd, and thank you for using your gifts in leading us to worship the Lord with songs of praise. You are so missed, but we are thankful that you are at Jesus’ side. We shall meet once again “on that beautiful shore.” We miss you, we miss your presence, we miss your voice, we miss your smile, and we miss your worship.