Walking with the Saints
I’m reminded today that about 30 years ago I began leading weekly Bible Studies and one in particular impacted me the most. I was in my late 30’s and started an expository study walking thru the New Testament Letters. The class was composed of men who were 20 to 40 years older than me.
We walked together for 18 years. Most were retired and very prepared each week. They had fun slicing and dicing me as we studied together.
I learned more from them than they did ...from me. They were patient, and shared their life experiences good & bad, and guided me without telling me what to do. When my father, my best friend, died they were there.
Most have passed on and our dear friend Paul Lindsay, affectionately known as Tall Paul, went to be with the Lord this past week. These men shared their lives with me and helped mold the character of the person that I am today.
I’m blessed and thankful the Lord brought these men into my life and for their investment in me. Wherever life finds you today, stop for a moment and reflect on those who have walked this journey of life with you.
Be thankful they invested in you. Now go and invest in some else. You don’t have to look far, they are in your midst.
“The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being. Loyalty and truth preserve the king, and he upholds his throne by righteousness. The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.” Proverbs 20:27-29 NASB