Today, we are sad to announce that the author of The Word for Today, Bob Gass, passed away peacefully on the evening of the 5th June, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bob and Debby Gass have been great friends of Rhema Media for the last 25 years. 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 (so that it acted as an ‘appetiser’) and it also helped more mature believers to go deeper in their faith (so that it acted as a ‘vitamin’ especially in challenging times).
Bob’s heart was always that the readers would get deeper into the Word of God. It has never been about ‘him’ or his ministry, but about seeing lives changed for good.
In New Zealand, around 160,000 people read The Word For Today each day and another 200,000 plus people listen or watch it on radio or TV. Around the world The Word For Today is printed in 27 languages, across 127 countries, impacting the lives of approximately 8 million people.
Bob had a huge heart for ministry and wanted to ensure that when he went to be with the Lord, the work would continue so a number of years ago, he and his team began a project to write The Word For Today in advance. So, although today is a sad day of loss, we are also thankful for the incredible legacy Bob has left behind.
When a believer goes to be with Jesus, we feel the loss personally, but the Word tells us that ‘that we do not grieve like those who have no hope (I Thessalonians 4), as 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 in your prayers, at this difficult time.
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The ministry of Bob Gass and The Word For Today has impacted millions of lives around the world.
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