The last two weeks have been a sad time and celebration. My dad stepped into eternity on January 16th and we buried him on Tuesday of this week. What a joy to see the promises of Jesus fulfilled!
I at least wanted to share with you a few words I spoke at his funeral. He had a major impact on my life.
These final thoughts I wrote a couple of years ago in anticipation of this day:
At this moment my Daddy stands . . . no. . . He kneels before the presence of God almighty. With a deep sense of awe he glances at the face of God knowing that His power is endless. He nods with respect and looks at the loving face of God. He has always shown that same grace to others during his life. No pretense, just genuine admiration that ends with a slight smile and a warm handshake.
Daddy has taught me the true meaning of grace. He has taught me the deep value of people. He has modeled the traits of hard work and love.
From his humble beginnings in Dexter, Mississippi to the moment his last breath was taken, he modeled an inviting man of God. Everyone was attracted to him.
His wit never dimmed. His responsibility never failed even when the disease ravaged his body. His character remained intact. He wanted to pay the meal ticket in the nursing home. As he would look at me holding the ticket saying, we need to take care of this.
The meal ticket is now being paid by the blood of Jesus.
If you would be interested in reading his obituary which I proudly wrote, here is a link to that document. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Sedgie-Sartin&lc=9773&pid=173894708&uuid=15040069-5729-4586-83aa-6f7b65e3c5ca
Thank you for praying with us during these weeks. We are deeply proud to call you a friend.
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.