Man Leans On Faith After Losing His Wife And Baby Boy

Blake Bivens lost three people of his family in a single day in a triple homicide in Virginia. The Tampa Bay Rays minor league baseball player, lost his wife, baby, and mother-in-law but he says his faith has kept him going.

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Bivens’ Instagram account reveals that his belief and trust in God is seeing him through, “I thank God everyday (sic) for letting me have you for a short time,” he wrote as part of a “Happy Birthday in Heaven” message for his late wife.

He was on the road when got news that his wife Emily Bivens, baby boy Cullen, and mother-in-law Joan passed away. “My heart was turned to ash. My life as I knew it is destroyed,” Blake Bivens said, “The pain my family and I feel is unbearable and cannot be put into words.”

 

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Blake Bivens and his family have remained steadfast in their faith because Blake knows that God will have the final say. “Thank you God for giving me the most wonderful family in the world! I’ve been blessed beyond belief,” he wrote.

Even in a moment of unthinkable tragedy it is inspiring to see Bivens and his grieving family clinging to God. “For me this is not the end but only a brief interruption,” he writes on his Blake Bivens Instagram page. “One day soon we will have a magnificent reunion and all of us will be with the Lord forever. Until then I will press on to the ultimate goal of spending eternity in Heaven.”

 

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“As my tears fall,” Blake says, “I remind myself of what the apostle Paul said in first Thessalonians 4:13-14.” He writes, “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

What a powerful word from the Bible. Blake Bivens has shared his faith with his legion of followers on social media and he truly is a man of God and a tremendous example of a disciple of Christ.

Verse of the Day

[Spiritual Fullness in Christ] So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. — Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)

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