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A Tribute To My Husband Upon His Retirement From Bethel

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

A Tribute To My Husband Upon His Retirement From Bethel

You chose obedience to Him,
Coming to this place unknown,
Lifting up your eyes to see,
Not gain or fame or glory
But
His hand, His place.

You pledged covenant with Him,
Promising prayer and study,
Time and effort,
Building not a church your own,
But
His church, His people.

You made sacrifice for Him,
Purposing to give or wait or
Take a stand or pledge,
Knowing not your future plans
But
His plans, His ways.

You left this church for Him,
Affirming bonds of hope, of grace,
Of mercy and compassion,
Believing not His work was done
But
His work, His new beginning.

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  1. Susan
    September 24, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Luana, Thank you so much. You have written a nice tribute to your husband. Also, thank you for your past several blogs…your answer to being a pastor’s wife and also, conversion testimonies…I have listened to Ivans and will listen to the others as I love hearing these. I may play his testimony and others for the ESL students.

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  2. Susan
    September 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Ivan’s….correction….ha.

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