This man. I love him so. He is a faithful father. A minister of the gospel. An amazing husband. A world class soldier. He is willing to go to the ends of the earth (and has!) to advance the Kingdom of God. He has a call on his life to proclaim good news and eternal hope to all who will listen.
Last Sunday he had the privilege to preach yet again at our chapel. This is not a calling or opportunity he takes lightly. He labors and prepares diligently. I love his heart and rejoice in seeing his spiritual gift of prophecy (declaring right from wrong) in action. After preaching his sermon twice (for both services) he had one question on his mind. He asked me, "Was it clear? Did I make it clear?" Not sure what he was referencing, I asked him to clarify. "The gospel. Did I make it clear enough?" Such passion. After all was said and done, the greatest desire of his heart was to make Christ known as clearly and practically as possible. Thank you, Lord, for faithful men who will stand and declare truth, who bear well the burden of "did I make it clear?"