Friday, January 16, 2009
Today I had lunch with a guy that I have a lot of respect, admiration, and love for. Yeah sure, he's a former member of the world renown Harlem Globetrotters. And yes, he's travelled the world doing basketball tricks and speaking to large audiences. And well, yes, he's been on the radio and television. But that's not why I feel the way I do. You see, in a world where people will say and do anything they can to impress, this guy is the real deal.
Having lunch with him today was great, in that it let me see a glimpse of a heart that is so not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We ate a place, and while waiting for the food, Seth gets up and goes over privately, without saying anything as he left the table, and spends some time getting to know the guy and invites him to church. Yeah...this guy's the real deal.
And by the way, he's also the guy that replaced me as youth pastor to some really awesome teenagers. I am so thankful to God for him. He's the right guy at the right time. And of course he would hate to read these things about himself, but it's ok. He doesn't read blogs! But, if you get a chance, check out some more about this suthentic lover of Jesus Christ. www.sethfranco.com