My Grandfather

Hello All, I have not blogged in a while and that is because I went on Quest last Tuesday and I got back Sunday evening. I relaxed for a while, repacked and left for Amarillo Monday morning. You see, my grandfather passed away Thursday afternoon. I found out Thursday evening. I had already said my farewell’s in May. I knew then that was the last time I was going to see him. It was still hard though. What I got to do though when I got to Amarillo was minister to my uncles, my brother and dad and that was good. I look back and I can see where the Lord prepared me in May, So that when the time came of my Grandfathers passing, I would be strong and able to minister to my family. At the graveside service I just stood there as My uncle cried on my shoulder and I prayed in his ear and held him, Then my other uncle cried on my shoulder and I held him prayed in his ear and my brother cried on my shoulder and I held him and prayed in his ear, and then my dad. Thank you Jesus for allowing me to be me. That was huge and that was yesterday. There is more that happened this morning. Two things actually happened. First, Kelly and I met with the preacher of my parent’s church who is leaving to go to another church in Philly. I went there for one reason, but it turned out to be for something else. (God likes to play those games) This makes me cry just typing this. I brought up the fact that I thought my dad was not saved and he assured me that he was, He has been praying with him for 11 years. The bottom line is …… I judged my dad’s heart, because he would not talk to me about Jesus the way I thought he should. He is saved and I have peace about it. This next thing is just as big as the first. Jeff said that my mom is very proud of the man I have become. He spoke of the Joy that she has when she talks about the transformation she has seen in me over the years. I just started crying. I did not know how bad I needed to hear that until I heard it. It was like my mom was talking through Jeff. Thank you Jesus for my mom and dad, I Love You

Kevin                                     2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.NASB95 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too. When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you’re just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you’re going to make it, no doubt about it. The Message

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