Tim Crump, former editor at our local newspaper [The Kindersley Clarion] passed away today.  I became friends with him over these past few months.  He was witty, engaging and winsome.  At 55, his cancer finally overtook him.  Family members will gather today and mourn the loss.

As I stood with his lifeless body today, I groaned.  Tim had made no overt commitment to God through Jesus Christ.  He certainly had the background heritage and a number of concerned friends and family.  Only God knows his own decisions in this regard.  My groans were as much for his future as for the loss of a newfound friend.

May God comfort the family and friends in this time of loss.