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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Good And Precious.

The guy over there is Jason Dill, a long-time friend; also a member of the First Baptist Church of Pelham's Faith Family. And, nearly 20 years ago, a member of a Young-Married Sunday School Class I was privileged to teach.

Jason died this past Tuesday ... die is the word God used to describe it ... so that's the one I prefer.

See Psalm 116:15 and Hebrews 9:27 for details.

His funeral was held today at FBC Pelham. And a celebration it was! Two things about it were outstanding to me. One was that, after our former Pastor, Mike Shaw, spoke his own tribute to Jason, Natalie ... Jason's widow ... gave a captivating eulogy of her own. And the joy of the Lord was all over it.

Then, our Pastor Daven Watkins gave what is best described s a sermon. And it revolved around Romans 8:28 ... "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." And I think that those Followers of Jesus who were in attendance could really feel the truth of that statement.

We would all do well to view everything with an eye on Psalm 116:15 ... which tells us that the death of His saints is precious to Him. And my personal goal is to view everything through as much of God's eyes as I as I can appropriate .... namely: "What does God think of this?"

I think God smiled at what's happened over the last 6 days. As in: From Jason's first attack early last week, through the celebration at  2867 Pelham Parkway early this afternoon. It may take a lot of years to see all the good that will come of all this. But you cannot get any more certain than this:

God said it. 


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