Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Great Quote

 "...One of the outstanding ironies of history is the utter disregard of ranks and titles in the final judgments men pass on each other.  The final estimate of men shows that history cares not an iota for the rank or title a man has borne, or the office he has held, but only the quality
...of his deeds and the character of his mind and heart."

I just came across this quote on Facebook.  One of my friends had this as his status.  I love it and put it on my status as well.  
I've been thinking a lot over the past few days as we near one year after the close of our church and the death of my father.  It was a terribly difficult time for so many reasons. Obviously the loss of my father was very difficult and the fact that it came at the same time as the "death" of the church made is more so.   In the midst of the trials of last summer, some very painful things were said .... things that maligned my husband's character and questioned God's call on his life.  These were and are just opinions of men.   God's opinion is the only one that truly matters.  We know that God has placed His call on our lives and that He is working in and through both of us.  HIS opinion is the all important one.  Even though the things said and done were painful, God is healing us and restoring us.  He is still using us and blessing us.  That's why this quote caught my attention.  In spite of what has been said, believed, passed on to others, my husband is a man of the highest quality.   His deeds and the character of mind and heart reflect the ONE who made him, saved him, called him into ministry, and the ONE who is refining, restoring and healing him in order to be used even more greatly by Him.


Steve said...

Exactly what we need to remember.

Tank you.


Anonymous said...

Sorry for all that you suffered, Jean. I pray that God will heal, bless and restore your family in ways we can't even imagine!