Monday, March 9, 2009

Popeye

He did important things for Gulf Oil.
He ran 7 miles a day followed by a game of tennis.
He was organized and planned life to a T.
He was a caretaker of his bride while she was not well.
He was lonely when she died.
He loved to grill and work on the computer.

Popeye, my grandfather, died early Sunday morning.
We shared Jesus with him different times and in different ways.  We trust that the Lord is in control of all things and we can rest in knowing that we walked by faith, sharing the love of Christ in an imperfect way, but trusted His perfect love to work in Popeye's heart.  
I don't know if he ever became a believer.  
Is your faith for eternity in Christ alone?

9 comments:

Kristen said...

I am so sorry about your grandfather! You and your family are in my prayers!

J said...

Andi,

My heart is heavy for you...we'll be praying for your family.

Love you.

Darby said...

Andi, I am so very sorry for the loss of your grandfather. He sounds like a great man... I pray that he knew Jesus and that you will one day see him again. Let me know if there is anything I can do for y'all. Will you be traveling?

Tonja said...

I'm so sorry Andi. Many times all we can do is to plant the seeds of faith...and leave it up to God to water them and bring the fruit.
May God give you and the rest of the family sweet peace.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Oh, Andi, I am so sorry for your loss. It brings to reality how short life can be and that we really need to be faithful in our sharing of Christ...in hopes all will have that security and hope.

Death is never easy. May He comfort your family now!
Love,
Paula

Kellie said...

I am sorry your grandfather passed away - beautiful post. I pray the peace and comfort of God will be on you and your family during this time.

emily said...

You know I love you and your family. You all are in our prayer. I pray God will give you a peace that passes all understanding.

Kate said...

Andi and all- I am so sorry to hear about your Popeye. I am praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Please let me know if I can do anything for you!

Leah said...

My heart aches for you and your loss. You will be in my prayers.