Rest in Peace, Chad Darbyshire

I was shocked to see posts about Chad Darbyshire’s (@ccdarbyshire) untimely death this weekend. Chad is a fellow Bearkat (KHS 1990) and a brother in Christ. Chad leaves behind a wife, three children, and hosts of friends heartbroken at the loss. A GoFundMe campaign has been created to support the family.

I am reminded of Guy Waters writing about David Murray’s book Christians Get Depressed Too:

Solomon reminds us that “the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked” (Eccl 9:2) – Christians are not immune from depression simply because they are Christians. Depression’s darkness, then, reaches far and wide.

Christ has conquered sin, death, and the devil. He is making all things new. Meanwhile, Chad’s death is a reminder that this world severely broken. We wait between the already, and not yet. We weep today, but not as those who have no nope. We look forward to the day our resurrection, to the day Christ will wipe away every tear. Maranatha!

Funeral arrangements are being planned.

If you would like to attend Chad’s memorial, the details are below:

Memorial for Chad Darbyshire

Westover Hills Church of Christ

8332 Mesa Dr

Austin, TX 78759

Friday, September 10th


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