I have never been much for looking back, for remembrances, or memorials. I have never attended a high school or university reunion, I left Oklahoma City to go off to university over 60 years ago and never returned, always pressing forward. There were friends I left behind that I should not have forgotten. They helped me along the way, and God used them to shape me into the man I am today. Perhaps it was motivated by my advancing age, but I felt a reunion was necessary, so last week I invited about 16 high school buddies and their wives to join Gail and me for dinner there in Oklahoma City.
What a reunion that was! Several of those men I had been used of God to help bring them to Christ, and it was a joyful time hearing how they had grown into men of God. I used some of that time to ask for forgiveness for how I had failed them and failed God. The love of Jesus was all over that dinner party! Wow! I marvel at the Father’s faithfulness through the years. I’ll not have to wait another 60 years to see those brothers and sisters again- the next reunion will be filled with Glory.
My humble advice to all who read this- take time to say, “thank you” to those God has placed in your path.” My supreme thank you goes to Jesus who makes life worthwhile.”
– Barry Wood