Two nights ago I received this message. It read as follows:
My dad is with Jesus. He finally gets to be free from the body that caused him so much trouble and just enjoy Jesus.
Thanks so much for all the prayers. Pray for mom and the family as we deal with the hole that dad has left and we try to figure things out.
Please hold off on any phone calls for the night. We are together as a family and that is what we need right now.
I will not be speaking tomorrow. John will be taking the service. As you gather to worship – worship! Dad will hear you.
Jeff for the family.
This came from the current pastor of our “sending church” i.e. the church that put Carl and I both on the field five years ago. As I sat in my bed, next to Genet, the tears just flowed… tears of joy and yet sadness, as I came to the realization that I would not be able to see this church father again on earth, but would need to wait until heaven. Here’s what Carl and I both wrote in response to Pastor Henderson going home to glory. Truthfully, there are some things that cannot be expressed by the human word, and that is the love that we both have and had for this man. Praise you God for answered prayer and relief from suffering. Oh, how we will miss your servant and Jesus lover. Oh, how the world will never be the same minus George Henderson.
Nobody that I have ever met personally deserves to meet the Lord more than
your father! I don’t know how else to say it! I am away in Europe at
present but Gina answered very honestly for the both of us. We truly feel
both the pain and the joy that you have described and know that in the
coming days, Christ is with you at every step. We will continue to read
your updates on the church blog.