Along with Rev. Dr. Johanna Bos and her family, the Women’s Center mourns the death yesterday of Rev. David Bos, even as we celebrate the legacy of his vibrant and committed life.
We call to mind the words of “the one who assembles” —
A good name is better than precious ointment,
and the day of death, than the day of birth.
It is better to go to the house of mourning
than to go to the house of feasting;
for this is the end of everyone,
and the living will lay it to heart.
And yet, there are other words of wisdom . . .
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm;
for love is strong as death,
passion fierce as the grave.
. . .
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
(Song of Songs 8:6,7)
We bid our readers hold the family of David Bos in their prayers at this time.