One thing that I have learnt in this christian life is that we are not immuned to heartache, trials, tribulations and we will go through exactly the same things that non christians go through. Tomorrow is not promised, not even for christians.
As a Cross Movement fan from the beginning, I was saddened to hear the other day of the death of former member, Enock. The CMR statement reads as follows:
It’s with great sorrow that we must inform you of the passing of our beloved brother Juan James aka “Enock” – one of the co-founders of Christian rap group The Cross Movement. His passing occurred Saturday morning, October 17, 2009 of an apparent but, yet still unconfirmed heart attack.It is impossible to express our sadness as words fail our emotions and sentiments.Our prayers and loving support go out to his entire family and the Cross Movement family as a whole.Our greatest joy in this time of mourning is that he knows his God intimately and is in His presence celebrating our Lord.As our Lord lives, so does “Nock.” As details regarding his going home service are made available, we will keep you informed.Please pray with us, mourn with us, and celebrate with us.We’ve lost our brother presently but, the Lord is with his son Juan eternally.So you preceded us to the Lord Nock, we’ll proceed with the representin’… see you soon bro.
Romans 8: 35-38
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (NIV).
James is heard on the CDs Heaven’s Mentality, House of Representatives and Human Emergency. In 2001, he relocated to Houston to work on his solo album, AWEthentic, with Much Luvv Records.
“Please pray with us, mourn with us, and celebrate with us,” Cross Movement said. “We’ve lost our brother presently, but the Lord is with his son Juan eternally. So you preceded us to the Lord Nock. We’ll proceed with the representin’ … see you soon bro.”
James is survived by his wife, Natalie, and his four children: Chavonna, 17; Juan Jr., 11; Genesis, 9; and Jana, 4.