Since reporting on the tragedy of Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth and the other seven victims who lost their lives in the plane crash which took place on the afternoon of Sunday November 9th 2014, I have sought the counsel and wisdom of the Spirit of God to make sense of the tragedy.
Needless to say, His response has been slow in coming. I recall clearly however the three words He spoke to me exactly one week prior to that [Nov 2nd] in which He told me, “Watch and pray.”
I am now thinking to myself, did His instructions to me have anything to do with what was to come, as in this tragedy? Did I take His word “watch and pray” for granted? What is God saying to the body of Christ [church]? What is He saying to those who do not yet know Him or even acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior of their lives?
These were mostly men and women of God, pastors and Kingdom Ambassadors, Apostolic Generals and a young boy who were on the mission field about to carry out another Kingdom assignment.
The news of the tragedy has deeply touched and impacted many around the world and even if we had never met Myles Monroe, for the most part, we have heard of him and have watched him in our living rooms through his television programs.
Our hearts are heavy and we grieve with their family, friends, associates and well-wishers. Above all we grieve because of the blow and the sting that death has just given to the body of Christ.
But as heavy as our hearts may be at this time, I find joy in reporting that death has not won! Absolutely not!
Heaven gained more than we think as we learn more about the nine victims and the “other little angel” who was on board the ill-fated flight.
EMB has learned from source that the young couple Lavard “Manifest” Parks and his wife Radel Parks, instantly killed in Sunday’s crash who were newly ordained Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) youth pastors, were expecting to welcome their second child in April 2015, this according to family friend Arthia Nixon.
While we now know that this will compound the grief, we thank God for his/her sweet precious life who although was still being growing and nurturing in Radel’s womb, was already going about with her while the gospel was being preached. We also thank God for the memory of their 5 year old son, Johanan who although his number of years was short-lived on this earth, has left a legacy through his testimony as a child being groomed for the work of God in kingdom building and the furtherance of the gospel of Christ.
May their souls rest in eternal peace.