HOPE: I have been wearing a piece of my brother Troy’s belt on my wrist for a while now. It was given to me by my sister-in-law. On it is inscribed his favorite verse, Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”
It comforts and reminds me of him any time I put it on, when I feel it during the day and when I take it off at night. It also reminds me that I need to keep my mind each day on whom I serve. When I keep Jesus at the center of my actions and purpose I can be confident in the hope I have in Him.
Troy was a great man as defined by the life he led and by his devotion to God and family. He lived his entire life as a testimony to Jesus Christ. All he did brought attention and glory to the King. He could not help it, it was in his DNA and he lived out the hope that was in him through that verse until and including his last day on this earth. Now he has received his inheritance.
Let’s all strive to live our lives that way, regardless of how long we are blessed to be here.
Tim Glasco, elder