Today we laid to rest a Godly man and a great friend.
Jim was always working to further the kingdom of Christ, he had no off button when it came to that. He loved the Lord and he loved helping others. It was Jim who brought me back to Christ some years ago. He got me in church by inviting me to their Easter egg hunt and breakfast. I have been in that church ever since.
Last year, when he first became ill, we went to visit him in the hospital. We brought him some fruit and had a nice chat. As we got up to go, he asked us over so he could pray FOR US. The man is in the hospital, no one at the time knew for sure what was wrong, and he wanted to pray for us! Ask anyone who knew him and they would repeat this as well. It was in his nature to pray for people, even in his own weakness.
9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)
Thank you Jim for what you have done for me and countless others. Thank you for reintroducing me to the glory of Christ. Thank you for the fun times we shared.
See you at the gates!