On the day that many of us celebrate the resurrection of our Lord - we got some grim news. A phone call telling us that Mr. Tamir has died.
This was quite a shock to me since though we know Mr. Tamir has HIV, we did not know he was very sick. But it wasn't sickness that killed him. Mr. Tamir had it seemed got into a fight. Someone had hit him. He did died from the injury.
This is the second husband whom Mrs. Tamir has lost. The first to HIV. The second (also HIV positive) to violence. She and her little daughter are bereft.
On Easter Sunday our dear friend Daniel Kautikkar and his brother-in-law Pastor Pravin Shinde went to meet Mrs. Tamir in her grief. Mrs. Tamir has been part of their church fellowship for some time now - and they as a church have been living along with the family through many of the tragedies this small family is going through.
On a day when many of us remember the empty tomb - there was a fresh one dug, this one in Airoli. The murdered man was put in, and his grieving wife and child live on. Do pray for these dear ones - and for their church family who are seeking to help and bless them in these days.
Κύριε ἐλέησον, Χριστὲ ἐλέησον, Κύριε ἐλέησον.