Thursday, June 4, 2015

Our friend John

Some things we do not have to understand or try to figure out. With God, walking in his will is our calling and the things that happen are best seen looking back. Look back to see God's grace in the things that happen. Every day our phone would ring and it would be John calling. Never is there much to say but it was just a friendly chat with my wife. Yesterday the phone rang and it was John's sister calling long distance to say that John had died in his sleep. That is a good way to go. John was a veteran who fell off of a truck and hit his head. This injury slowed him down. For years he ran with old friends who were into drinking and drugs. After many years of this John came to Jesus as his saviour; he was changed, a pleasant man who lived in assisted living. He would come to our church all dressed up in an old suit and tie; very proper and almost out of place in the casual dress of today's church people. John was simple, gentle and faithful. That is a good combination of character traits. Keep life simple, be content with what you have. Stay in contact with friends and be kind. Let us thank God for his many blessings and for our friends with us and in our past.

1Th 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 

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