Man of God
A few weeks ago I lost a great friend, a mentor, and one of the godliest men I have ever known. Mr. Lindsey was truly a man of God and I will miss him. He was Deacon Chairman when I was ordained as a deacon.He took a young sometimes high-strung and hot-tempered young man, and taught me how to be a deacon. He was a very humble man, but also a very funny man.
I remember one incident in particular. We were in the beginning stages of a building program at church. We were meeting to discuss the final plans and how much it would cost before we presented the plans to the church for final approval. The meeting was running long, as most Baptist church meetings do. Suddenly Mr. Lindsey stood up. Everyone stopped talking to see what he was going to say. He asked, ” Just how much money are we talking about here?” We told him $165,000. He stood there and thought for a minute and then said,” Whatever you boys come up with I’m for it. I just can’t get my mind around that much money right now, so I’m going to the house.” Those who were in that room that night still laugh about what Mr. Linsey said.
I will miss Mr. Lindsey very much, but I know he’s in a better place. Someday, when my time comes to take that journey, I’m looking forward to seeing him again. Until then I will remember Mr. Lindsey as a man of humility, but a strong leader, truly a Man of God.