Jesus is, of course, the greatest leader ever! I have endeavored to lead in the Christian way all of my adult life. God has been gracious in placing me in places where I could lead and I am grateful for that.
Today, I must confess that since the death of my son Frederick (Rick as I knew him), life has taken a dramatic downturn for me. There is a huge hole in my life that seems impossible to overcome. I believe I will have this hole for the rest of my life. Rick has been incredibly important to me all during his life and continues to be important to this day.
My daughters, Jamie and Holly have been very special during this time. They both think of Rick and the thoughts bring tears to their eyes with each thought. Both daughters have taken special time to be near to me and see that I am doing o.k. They are so good at doing that. Our entire extended family has gathered around us, including all those who have come to Write About Jesus. I cannot begin to thank all these folks for their expressions of love. Thank you, anyway.
John Ortberg, pastor of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, CA has written a book entitled "Get Out of the Boat." I am presently reading this book that, so far, is speaking to me. From this point on (November 11,2010), I am going to get out of the boat that has been overwhelming me and binding me to earth. I want to be what God wants me to be and if He has something in these last years of my life, I want to accomplish His task.
This is not going to be easy for me, so I am asking for prayer support from all my family and friends.
Jesus is the GREAT LEADER and I am privileged to follow Him.