Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints...Psalm 116:15
He died quietly at home yesterday as his wife held him in her arms and sang gospel songs to him, occasionally raising his feeble hands and whispering praise.
I first met Orval four years ago when my became pastor of his church. He was a cheerful, faithful elderly man of 91 at the time, always in church. He and his wife always sat in the middle section toward the front - always with a testimony for the Lord and a smile on his face.
Occasionally God brings those special people across our paths who impact our life in their own quiet way. Sometimes we don't even realize they've left a mark on our lives until they go on ahead.
My life is richer for having known him - even though it was only for a short time.
Lord, may my attitudes and actions touch others for You!