In Memoriam: Micha Alan Cohen
Dear praying friends,
Thank you for your prayers!
The battle is over and God wins! Our beloved son, Micha, went home to glory at 3 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th, 2023...
(Top: Photo by Monica Kegley taken during a 2011 Jews for Jesus outreach. Bottom: This note from Micah sits on my desk as a daily reminder!)
...What an auspicious time, it was my mother’s birthday, and a day of infamy when Hamas horrendously butchered hundreds of Israeli citizens and IDF members.
Micha was the oldest of five offspring. He was passionate about his Lord and wanted everyone to know Him and receive God’s gift of salvation. He served in his father’s footsteps joining Jews for Jesus and was based in the Chicago branch.
His loving wife, Leah, wrote this remembrance:
Leaving a Legacy
Home with the Lord
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea...And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. Rev. 21:1, 3-4
January 10, 1980 - October 7, 2023
Beloved husband for 20 years to Leah Cohen and loving father to Selah and Tikvah Cohen.
Dear son to Steve and Nancy Cohen; dear brother to Sarah (Chris) Born, Noah Cohen, Seth Cohen, and Lizzy Cohen; uncle to Liora, Aviva, Tova, and Elliana Born, and Hannah & Amira Cohen. Preceded in death by mother Jan (Isbell) Cohen. Son-in-law to Peter and Laura Gittlen, brother-in-law to Seth Gittlen, Jacob Gittlen, and Jerusha Gittlen.
Micha was welcomed into his eternal home on October 7th after a 13-year decline with Huntington's Disease. Micha's heart is seen in how he responded to getting the official diagnosis of HD: "I can't wait to see how God is going to use this!"
Micha was devoted to loving God and serving others. He served with Jews for Jesus while he was a student at Moody Bible Institute and full-time after graduation until Huntington's Disease made continued work impossible, about 15 years in all.
Micha showed a servant's heart and desire to have God first in everything. He looked for opportunities to share Messiah with everyone, even at doctor's appointments, in elevators, and in other daily interactions. He loved worshipping the Lord. He was devoted to his family and discipling his daughters, spending many hours preparing for devotions, helping them memorize Scripture, and taking them on fun daughter dates.
Well done, good and faithful servant.
Steve Cohen is the founder of Apple of His Eye