This section was culled from the original published May 9, 2011.
Glory to the most High God, for His faithfulness to His humble servant now in glory. “For those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.” 1 Samuel 2:30 (NASB). We saw that portrayed in its entirety today. What God sees in secret, he rewards openly. Not what is displayed openly is necessarily the real deal, but what is in the hidden man. Not that we needed any further proof for the kind of person our Founding Pastor was. So we came in droves, the young and not so young, the rich, the poor, the exiled(they came because he had nothing to do with their exile, there was quite a number of them) the simple and the coiffed. They traveled as far as from Africa (shows you how color blind he was) to bid this beloved man adieu at least for now; till we meet again.
The packed auditoriums spoke volumes about how much this man was loved. People stood in line, prepared and geared for however long it would take to get in, honor the servant of God and pay their final respect to a righteous man indeed. This man who ran his race by the grace of God and had everyone from his family, friends and the rest of us agree in unison, that he was a just man!