One of Your Own

How touched You must be
to have one of Your own.
He has served You well,
and now he is home.
His bold and unwavering faith.
His bold and unwavering spirit.
His determination to preach,
and his desire for all to hear it.
He had no shame.
He had no restraint.
He gladly fought the fight.
He was Your saint.
How many crowns
will he lay at Your feet?
How many fairs
did he meet and greet?
Fighting to the the end.
Serving so strong.
It was by Your grace
that he lasted this long.

6-6-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Mr. Joe Norton