Brother Lawon Johnson
- Healthcare professional
- Our Brother and
- our Friend.
He is Just Asleep
I thank you, Heavenly Father, for each soul who has been forever positively impacted by the life of
For each of us, who on yesterday evening, gathered together to honor his life and to love and support his family, needed all so much, to be present as a loving extended family as we all connected to our individual and collective spiritual and emotional stages of grieving the transition of our Brother.
We thank you for his life my Heavenly Father and all of the wonderful memories that we all are left with. All of us now must rely upon Your ability that only You will effectively comfort his family, his friends, and each of us as we all must contend with not physically seeing Brother Johnson ever again. Thank you for aiding and
It is because You have made us fearfully and wonderful [Psalm 139] in that we are spiritual beings, entrapped in their earthen vessels, Your Holy Scriptures say that Lawan is not dead,
He is just asleep! Luke 8:52
My own personal reflection
For me, one of my last moments with his was in the men locker room one morning. I saw him sitting in his usual place [the bench], watching his phone video, very quietly as we both were preparing for another day work. While others were present, I was moved to embrace him, telling him that I missed him and we all missed his presence.
It was after we had embraced, that I asked about his absence. It was from his own words, that I was first made aware of the extent of his multiple physical challenges that required for him to spend time in the hospital. Only then, did I later recall another prior conversation that we shared when he expressed his desire to make the effort at improving his health as he communicated his determined will at changing some of the multiple things that contributed to his struggles.
A very wise and noble man stated to me years ago, that the greatest war that each of us will face in our lifetime, is the on-going inner war with “Self!”
What is it about this matter of the gift of Life that most of the time, everything about it is a blessing, yet there are equal times when our living seemingly, is so difficult, so very unfair, so unpredictable?
In the Judaic-Christian tradition, death is the quintessential healer of all of this life’s ills. I firmly believe this as absolute Truth. For with this type of Truth, I wish to encourage each of us to have faith in the realization that our dear Brother
You are eternally loved and we who experienced your life, have been forever humbled and thankful!
Grace and Peace