Friday, December 18, 2020

OPINION: A man loved by both friends and Foes, By Magaji Boniface Garba

First time I followed my father to his office was an experience that will never escape my memory, despite having senior colleagues, his name was being chanted highly, despite not being a pastor, he was being called man of God too often for being generous I had to remind myself that he doesn't own a church.

Without having to speak, he taught me that service to humanity was more important than service to self, regardless of how the latter seem lucrative on this earth.
All those that know him or know a little about him will second to my notion that my father was not selfless, selfless was my father.

When I think about how to become a good man, a man of Integrity, have a good name and be a good example in the society, I realize how much easier he has made the job for me, and all I need to do is follow in my father's footprints.

I am grateful to God for giving me the privilege of knowing such an amazing character, first as a person then as my father. 

Looking at the life he has lived, makes it hard to say goodbye, but it also gives us every reason to celebrate, we celebrate a life lived well, while the angels in heaven celebrate the arrival of a good soul, for the book of Psalms 116:15 says
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints", also, Romans 14:8 says "For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

With the good impact he's made in so many lives, I can boldly say that indeed Legends never die, they multiply, he multiplies through all of us that are able to stand because of him.

Knowledge of his final moments, and the conversation we had in our last phone call makes it easy to conclude that It is not a painful Exit, it's a Glorious Exit. 

Till we meet again, Keep resting in the Bosom of the Lord man of God.

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