Yesterday I received the call that one of our dear brother’s in the LORD, a faithful deacon, husband and friend had passed away.
Rufus Organ was certainly one of a kind. He will be missed greatly in our church family, and in his own family and community.
I was at WMCS High School when I received the call. I went inside to the chapel where coach Anderson was giving the devotional. He challenged the students that everyday has 86,400 seconds, so how will you shape and live each day?
I thought about Rufus and how he lived and embraced every day! He was a worker! If he saw something that needed to be done, he got it done! He didn’t waste time or play around. He loved life and welcomed every new day. His wife, Margaret, told Angela and me last night, “Everyday for Rufus was a brand new world!” Everyday was a surprise and you never knew what he was going to do.
His legacy of work, faithfulness to his family, community and church is an example for everyone. He loved the LORD, and lived his life in thankfulness for what Jesus did for him on the cross.
“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom,” (Psalm 90:12). We do not know the number of days the LORD has given to each of us, but we do know we have one life, and today is a new day! How will you shape and live this day? “This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it,” (Psalm 119:24).
Shaping Each Day