Monday, December 31, 2012
It has been two weeks and two days since I said goodbye to my wife of 30 years. She was my companion, my love and my favorite. I could fill pages describing her and telling you about our relationship.
For now, I simple write: spending time with Lisa was effortless. It was easier to be with my wife than by myself. No pressured small talk. No awkward pauses. Just there together sharing, laughing, harassing... It was our way.
Tonight, two weeks after losing her to cancer, I will stand behind the pulpit again, and preach the message God has given me to share, not because I am ready, or it’s been enough time. In fact, I assure you that I am not ready and there has not been enough time. But there is a cause, a call. There are people who have never met the wonderful Jesus, who brought me and my wife together. There are people living in a quiet desperation, who need Hope for living today and of eternity to come.
So, tonight, I return to preaching the only message that can truly change a person’s life: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Lives will be changed. God will save, forgive and restore, any person who will come to Jesus. Believe and receive.
Tonight, it’s time to get back to work!
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” ~ Ephesians 2:10