This was a humbling morning for our church family and me as our friend, Leon White, walked out of this life and into the next. In other words Leon met Jesus this morning at 7:30am. This is sad for us but a celebration for Leon.
I can hear Leon answering or meeting you somewhere and saying, "praise the Lord". There is no doubt that this man loved his Savior and Lord. He walked with God, he loved his church family and he is a sweet part of our family in so many ways. He will be greatly missed. During worship Leon's hands were raised in praise to God. He walked in the church building ready to give hugs and to talk to his friends.
Please pray for his family and those friends closest to him. This will be a tough time for many of them. At this point we are not church when a memorial service will take place, but we will let you know as soon as that information comes out. Further, please share your "Leon stories" with others. How did he encourage you and love you through the years that you have known him?
I pray that many people will hear these stories and allow their lives to be transformed by Jesus as Leon's life has been. What a blessing it has been over the last 5 years to know and be Leon's pastor! We will share more later, but my heart is heavy as this precious saint left earth for heaven. Remember what God said:
Psalm 116:15 NASB
Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His godly ones.
Can you imagine how sweet the worship in heaven must be in heaven as Leon joined in today? I look forward to the day we will get to be with Jesus and the many others who have gone before us. Leon White was a gift from God!!!