Thank you for having prayed for Murray while he was still with us. I received news that yesterday at 7:30am PST Murray breathed his last. As far as I know Murray intellectually tried to be a dedicated atheist to the time of his passing, but truly only God knows the journeys that took place in his heart even up to his final hours. We will not know the dialogues in the heart that took place. Yesterday morning Murray slipped out of his body and he likely then observed his body laying in the hospice care bed with his friends around him mourning. He likely tried to speak with them and they could not hear and then as he ascended away into dimensions more real than this one, I wonder what he thought or experienced? If at that time his mind was still clouded with the demonic wisdom of materialistic atheism he likely wondered, “Why am I conscious? What’s going on?” But as the layers of blindness are removed I sense strongly that he will have been liberated from these dark powers in the mind and heart and returned to his true heart which as a youth confessed Jesus Christ as LORD. Returning to this truth he is likely at this time overwhelmed by the powerful, healing grace and love of his true Father, stepping into his true home, seeing clearly what he has really always known deep down in his childlike heart, but tried to suppress through bitterness or pain. God knows, we trust. God loves, for He is love and does all things well.
Murray is survived by his mother Esther, brothers Wes, Merrill, Howard, Vern and sister Jen. Your prayers for them are much appreciated during this difficult time in the Dyck family.
Thank you so much,
“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
1 Corinthians 3:11-15