Friday, August 7, 2009

We went to Dr. Roland’s funeral on Wednesday. I’ve never really thought of funerals as encouraging before, but this one was. It was held at Red Rocks Baptist Church (formerly South Sheridan Baptist) where the Rolands have been members for many years. The church was completely full of hundreds of people who have been touched by Dr. Roland’s life. Most of his nine children spoke briefly, and what they said about their father challenged us to leave such a love for God with our children also. One thing his children remember him saying was this: “Only two things in life will last forever – people’s souls and God’s Word, so invest in those.”

1 comment:

Rachel in VA said...

Oh, how true! People's souls and God's Word! Yes, that is my desire! Love you.
Aunt Rachel