We honour Bob Gass who, after a long illness, went to be with the Lord on the 5th June 2019.
One of the Founding Father’s of the USA, Benjamin Franklin, stated: Give me twenty-six lead soldiers and I will conquer the world.
Bob Gass understood the importance of using words for the glory of God. In the early 1990’s he began to write the UCB Word For Today. From a small print run of 3,500 copies initially in the UK, it now has a global reach through print and digital platforms of over 7.6 million per quarter. He was just twelve years old when he committed his life to Christ through the ministry of Pastor McConnell at the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in Northern Ireland. After spending time as an itinerant preacher, he was given a prophetic word in 1991, that his writings would reach more people than his preaching ever would. Bob had a unique style and a rare gift of taking the Word of God and applying it to everyday life. He wrote The Word For Today - with the support of a great team – in a way that it appealed to those who didn’t know God yet also helped more mature believers to go deeper in their faith.
When a believer goes to be with Jesus, we feel the loss personally, but the Word tells us that we do not grieve like those who have no hope (I Thessalonians 4). We know that one day, we will be reunited. We also know that in times of grief and loss, the Word and God’s love sustains us and helps to mend broken hearts. Please keep Bob’s family, and especially his wife Debbie, in your prayers.
08 Jun 2019