Friday, January 09, 2009

randy shafer

my good friend randy passed away last night after a brave two -year battle with cancer.

i loved him very much.

there was not another father who loved his children more,
nor a pastor who carried the burdens of his people more faithfully,
nor a friend who more genuinely sought god's advice for how best to serve each of us.

randy was singular in his ability to love.

he is now, thankfully and well-deservedly, caught up in the laughter of christ. he has been baptized into this new life by our tears, and we wish him extra grace for his new adventure.

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