Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The Three Amigos Reunited
It often takes a tragedy to reunite friends. Last Friday a very special man in our church went home to be with the Lord. He was only 49. Patrick (our associate pastor) and I were both privileged to be at his bedside and pray for him and sing hymns/songs to him as he slipped into the arms of Jesus. And our third pastor, Jake and his young bride Jaya, who left about a year ago to plant a new church in the greater metropolitan NYC area (Bergen County, NJ) came in last night so that we could all participate in Jeff's memorial service today. It was a bittersweet day. But no small part of the sweetness was spending hours tonight in our living room remembering old stories and laughing long and hard into the evening and sharing a Guinness together. Who cares how tired and cranky our kids were. Here we are back together again, The Three Amigos... Patrick Poteet, John McCracken and Jake Yohannan.