I had plans to write a post tonight detailing my life 2 months postpartum, but that will have to wait for another day. My thoughts are elsewhere tonight.
Tonight, I want to pay tribute to my former pastor, Isaac Hunter. While living in Orlando, I attended Summit Church and that ministry was absolutely one of my favorite things about my time in Central Florida. Isaac passed away this week and my heart, thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hunter family.
Even after leaving Orlando, I continued to listen to Isaac’s sermons via podcasts each week. He was truly a great teacher and his messages motivated me, challenged me and encouraged me during times in my life when I needed it most. God used Isaac to shed light on so many dark areas of my life and my heart breaks tonight thinking of how Isaac’s own life grew so dark.
The pages of my Bible are filled with notes from Pastor Isaac’s sermons and I fully intend to pass the lessons he taught me onto Atlas. Tonight, I wanted to pass some of those lessons written in my Bible onto you.
“You have never locked eyes with someone that Jesus didn’t love.”
“Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself. Humility is thinking of yourself less.”
“You can be right and do it in a very wrong way.”
“Relationships matter. Truth matters. What you do with your life matters. YOU matter.”
I know I’m just one among thousands of lives touched by Isaac. I know I can’t even begin to comprehend the level of pain those closest to him must be feeling tonight. But, I hope that as Isaac is embracing the peace that couldn’t be experienced this side of Heaven his family feels the love of Jesus and the love of the thousands touched by His servant.