Condolence: My most heartfelt sympathies to the Noll family. You were in my thoughts today because I know the anniversary of your dear loved one Mary is approaching, so I was thinking about you. I want you to keep in mind the beautiful hope that is found in God's Word, the Bible. John 5:28,29 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." This means that you have the hope of being reunited with Mary right here on earth as God has promised. (Psalm 37:11,29) Jehovah, "the God of tender mercies and the God of all comfort," will continue to provide strength and comfort to your family as you continue to endure. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) And my prayers and thoughts will continue with you.
Condolence: My condolences to the Noll families. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of dear Mary. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 26:19 which states in part: "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up". And the Bible also says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will forever reside upon it". Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ's ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering. For more encouraging thoughts, please visit jw.org