Elias and I had many great conversations. During those conversations, I knew that he was in my corner. He believed in me for the 14 years that we knew each other, through the good and the bad. He called me his grandson in the faith, and I called him Grandpa.
I will miss Elias in the momentary window between here and when I see Jesus. But, what comforts me and inspires me is that Elias ran the race all the way to the end. I know that there is now a party in heaven!
I know that I will see my friend one day, and we will celebrate and boast about what God has done. My hope is that his fierce faith will be a heritage for all of us to follow.
Senior Pastor | East Bay Foursquare Church