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What Are You Saying?

This week has been a bit of a tough one. One of Wilbert's childhood friends passed away after a year long battle with cancer. He would have been 29 this month. He leaves behind a wife and two kids, ages 3 and 4, along with his parents and siblings. He was the youngest in his family. He leaves behind a dairy farm he was born to take care of.

But with his death, he also left behind a year of pain and suffering. A year of being frustrated that he could not do the things he wanted to do. A body that was broken and wasting away.

Today at his funeral, the pastor commented on how this man was a quiet man. But when he spoke, it was something important that he had to say. The pastor also said how really this man spoke through his actions, which really did speak louder than words. And when you look back on his actions, his faith is evident.

What do my actions say to others? Is my faith clearly evident? As a person who loves language and words, I can often over look the power of actions. The power of doing. The testament that can come from a quiet life lived for the glory of God.

When the pastor asked this man if he was ready and if he was afraid, he confidently answered that he was ready and he was not afraid.

Praise God for the grace, freedom and hope found in Him alone.


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