by karynwilliams on April 6, 2012
My heart hurts after a tough day yesterday saying goodbye to our friend and incredible pastor David Foster. David was just not the kind of guy that comes along every day. Whether you spent 10 minutes or 10 years with him, your life was different. He had boundless energy, a passion for Jesus that you just can’t fake, and a gift for speaking TRUTH that I’ve never seen before. Next to my own dad, Pastor Dave has been the most influential man in my life.
He was a true “Renegade for God” and we celebrated his life and ministry yesterday in a way that would have made him smile. Nothing happens to us that isn’t “Father Filtered”, so instead of spending time questioning God, I am choosing to thank him for the time I had under Dr. Foster’s wings. He has prepared us well……so now it’s up to us to get up, suit up, show up, and keep doing the NEXT right thing. We will REST IN THE HOPE of Jesus knowing we will meet him in heaven one day soon! We mourn with HOPE!
Thank you Pastor Dave for challenging us not to settle, not to sour, and for spending every moment of your life and ministry helping “messy” people know the truth about God’s mercy and grace. None of us will ever be the same after having known you. You are gone far too soon for our liking, but we are rejoicing that you are singing with the angels today.