Sunday, October 09, 2011

Safely Home

Paul Collet - Brother Beloved
Most people, if they are fortunate enough, have friends who come into their lives and impact them in ways that are unforgettable.

My life-long friend and mentor, Paul Collet, was one of those special people.  Tonight I learned that he is now in the presence of the Lord he loved and served for many, many years.

Paul was a friend who I looked up to when I was a young boy.  He encouraged me to love Jesus and continued to do so until the very end.

A year ago, as a result of failing health, he moved to British Columbia to be cared for by his son Dennis (a life-long friend of mine) and Nancy (his daughter-in-law).

If I was asked to mention one thing about Paul's life it would be..."he was in love with Jesus."

Now he is in the presence of the Lord forever.  What a glorious entrance it must have been!

Good bye, dear friend.  We'll meet again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you David for this touching tribute. Dad loved you very much.....what a glorious entrance indeed! Having him with us for this past year has been huge blessing and though my heart breaks in his passing, I know his JOY is beyond measure. He used to call me 'his daughter in Love' sweet .