Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Dale’s Dad, affectionately known as “Pops“. As I woke up this morning praying comfort for our family, I thought, “How would I best honor Pops on this day?” Honor. We’ve lost honoring others in our society today. We used to teach our children to stand up in honor of someone older than them when they enter the room. We were taught to give them a firm handshake and tell them you are glad to meet them. You were to ask them about their life and learn from them. You were taught to let them have your seat and to let them sit in a place of honor. So, I just began to ask how would I today honor a man who is gone from us, but still very alive in our hearts?
Moments later, the cable guy showed up at our house today to fix some internet issues. As he was working, I said, “I don’t know if you are a man of faith, but my father-in-law passed away this time last year, and the only consolation we have is that we will see him again one day when Jesus comes again.” The cable man began to tell me of how his family had come to Christ and had some revival in his family based on some recent circumstances. It was a neat conversation. As he left, I felt like the Lord encouraged me that THAT was a great way to honor Pops. I wonder: who might be in your path today, who needs you to broach the subject of Jesus and eternity with them?
Who might be in your path today, who needs you to broach the subject
of Jesus and eternity with them?
Think of all the Godly men and women in Scripture who have gone before us. Mighty warriors in battle, in family, and in faith. Think of the Godly family and friends that have gone on to heaven. One of the best ways to honor their lives would be to offer life to another.
Romans 12:10 says, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.“