Another Year Gone By

January thru July 2010 183Today marks three years since my beloved father-in-law’s passing.  I figured a blog wouldn’t do the anniversary of Martin’s death any justice, so I thought I would share a poem I wrote a few years ago that epitomizes Martin’s life.

I pray that my boys will lead a life as worthy of the one lived by their Grandaddy Spud.  I am truly blessed to be a part of his family.

The Head of the House

A father, a leader, the head of the house

A friend of so many, a beloved spouse

 

A man on a mission to bring all to Christ

This hardworking believer finished quite nice

 

He rallied so many to not give up on hope

Those all around him were blessed when he spoke

 

He suffered with grace and gave others joy

A mind made for business, but played like a boy

 

His family gathered and lend him their aid

He assured up till death to not be afraid

 

God’s in control of our destiny, alright

His Son intercedes for the sake of our plight

 

There’s no need for death to bring us such fear

God’s Word speaks loud and perfectly clear

 

Believe in the One that was sent here to save

Jesus loves us and conquered the grave

 

After suffering came glory for God’s only Son

The lamb protects his sheep, each and every one

 

Tears will be shed and it won’t be the same

Grief and our sadness brings us no shame

 

A bright star burnt out too early it seems

But we’re ready to stand for what God’s will deems

 

Now we will mourn and grieve his passing away

Knowing he’s held by our Lord on this day

 

We know in our hearts we will meet him once more

He’ll welcome us gladly at Heaven’s grand door

 

A wonderful day that will be in the end

Worshiping the Almighty Father with Heavenly friends

 Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 14:32 – The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.

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