He is a man of honor. Randy played such a valueable role in my life, as a friend, mentor, minister and example. Randy is the reason that I started running, the reason I ran my marathon, the one that set the example of a daily time with the Lord, the example of a godly husband. We served together, he did our premarital counseling, and married my wife and I, along with Pastor Mike. It was Randy that I went to with tears in my eyes, saying that I knew God wanted me to start this ministry. He was and is a man of honor.
Hearing him speak was not just inspirational to me but my son, Seth, even more so who was greatly moved. It is obvious that his power came from God and from having a life sold out to God. After he spoke, a hundred or more people surrounded him to greet and hug him. Seth, and I joined them. I wanted my son to meet Randy. It is important to me that Seth follow the example of honorable men rather than men lifted up as cultural idols.
A few years ago, Seth and I took a 10-hour trip to attend the funeral of my friend and mentor, Alan Medinger. I told my son that the reason so many people from across the country were coming to the man’s funeral was because he was a man of honor.
Lord, may I be a man of honor! May the self-focused cycles of life all wash away so all that is left is a focus on You. I love You and I need You! Help me be a man of honor. Amen.
The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 15:33