Wednesday, January 11, 2012

one of my heroes

Tim Byrd, one of my heroes
Hebrews 11:6,38 NASB
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him…( men of whom the world was not worthy),…

Let me introduce you to a friend of mine.  My family moved to Virginia over 10 years ago, and that is about the same time I began serving with the Raceway Ministries group at Martinsville Speedway. 

We have a great team with lots of committed volunteers and some of the best leaders I have ever met.  One of those guys is Tim Byrd.  But Tim and I share more than ministry at the speedway.  This man has a heart to serve others and to share Jesus with those he meets.

First of all, Tim is a faithful husband and father.  I’ve seen that with my eyes and heard many people speak about his family.  Second, Tim loves his church his pastor and serves faithfully.  Third, Tim serves people in need, as is my heart.  He has given to our ministry, volunteered, prayed and done more than I can share.

Why is Tim one of my heroes?  It is because what Tim says he will do, he does.  He is man of high character and commitment.  When he says he will pray for you, you are being prayed for.  Each year when it is time for our back2school outreach, Tim along with some of his family and friends become great partners in raising the funds and resources to help us serve kids in our community.

Tim and I have traveling several times together.  The verse above speaks volumes about his faith, but the next verses also sticks out in my mind…

There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

I am grateful for partners in ministry, friends in life and people who hold me up.  What an honor when a man like Tim calls and asks for my prayers and shares his heart.  Real men stick together and serve God together.  Real men become heroes to others.

If you have not met Tim, you need too because you would find another hero that you can point your children to.  We need more heroes like Tim.

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