Recently we have lost two close friends to cancer. One has been suffering for years and the other did not suffer very long. Because we were close their passing was a loss for their family and for us also. My wife has been talking to, visiting their wives and they have even been in our house trying to find the strength to go on after such a great loss. One thing I noticed is many times we do not think about the future or how things will just work out for our family or loved ones left behind. I have had to do funerals where no plans were made and there was much confusion. It even made greater suffering for the family. The Bible talks about widows and we are not to take advantage or oppress them in any way, (Zechariah 7:10, Malachi 3:5). We are also to honor them, (1 Timothy 5:3-5). Husbands are to love their wives and care for them, (Ephesians 5:28). Husbands should try and see that their wives are taken care of if something were to happen to them, (1 Peter 3:7). Yes children and even grandchildren are to help provide for them if they have no means of support, (1 Timothy 5:4). Couples should keep each other informed and have things planned out if something were to happen. It is sad to see widows left destitute or with no idea about their affairs. See you in Church next Sunday.