Yesterday Lane spoke at a memorial service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Speaking before America's most powerful media figures, Lane told a simple story about a man who loved and served Jesus Christ. It was a side of their colleague that many of them had never really known—a side scarcely mentioned in the voluminous media coverage of his death.
At the end of his April 5 devotional reading, Oswald Chambers writes: "The cross of Christ was a . . . sign that our Lord had triumphed . . . to save the human race." I thank God for that triumph in the short life of this ebullient, gifted man, and I pray that his posthumous witness will inspire others to seek out the God he served.
C. S. Lewis once said that Christians never have to say good-bye. So, to my dear brother David, I say simply, au revoir.
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Send notes with condolences to David Bloom's family at BloomFamily@NBC.com, or mail to The Bloom Family, c/o NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.
David's friends have established a trust for the benefit of his three daughters. Donations in memoriam may be sent to David Bloom Children's Trust, c/o Latham & Watkins, 885 3rd Avenue, Suite 1000, New York, NY 10022.
"Remembering David Bloom," MSNBC, April 6, 2003.
"David Bloom, 39, of New York," MSNBC, April 9, 2003.
Jonathan Alter, "Consummate Pro with a Human Touch," Newsweek, April 6, 2003.
"NBC Correspondent David Bloom Dies in Iraq," Washington Post, April 6, 2003.