i said goodbye to a good friend yesterday...a guy from a small accountability group. he’s been a weekly presence in my life for about 3 years now. he graduated with his degree from seminary and now he’s moving away.
i always thought he was a good guy. he IS a good guy.
and i’m a better man for having known him.
i’ve watched him grow in his faith; in his openness to other guys. we’ve intervened in each other’s lives at critical moments. we’ve shed tears for each other.
i cried when i hugged him goodbye; he cried back. sunday turned notably dreary.
i thank God for letting our the paths of our lives coincide for the time they did.
and yet, cursed be graduations.
cursed be moves.
i will miss him.
may God hold you firmly in his gracious, merciful and relentless grip, my friend.