Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Tribute

Two days ago, God called our friend Frank Morris home.  He had been fighting a battle with colon cancer for the last 8 years.  I could sense his time was near, but somehow when I found out I was surprised.  I ask myself "Why?".  This is what I've come up with:  I'm surprised because Frank was a man who lived each day as if he had a thousand more.  It didn't seem like he was sick, even though he was.  He cherished his sons and his grandchildren and adored his wife Sandie.  He spoke of his family with the love and adoration of a husband and father who truly knew how much he'd been blessed.  Some people take relationships for granted.  Frand did not.  He served at the AIDS Foundation with gusto and blessed the residents and people who worked there with hope and encouragement.   When he was in the hospital this last time I watched in wonder as he prayed for an orderly that came into his room with a limp.  He was nauseous and hadn't eaten in days and yet he noticed someone else's pain.  How can that be?  It's clear that Frank was operating in the strength of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  That is the only explanation.  Frank radiated God's glory so brilliantly that people were instantly drawn to him.  He was blessed with the spiritual gift of encouragement.  He could sense the strengths of people and bring them to awareness.  You couldn't help but feel good about yourself in his presence.

Frank Morris is now in heaven with the savior he adores.  He has left a legacy of the love of Christ behind him.  He will be missed greatly, but always remembered as a man of faith, adoring husband, loving father, and loyal friend.

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