I got teary-eyed reading the latest update about my pastor Frank Sanders, Jr. on his CaringBridge website. His daughter Jen does a fabulous job writing the updates. She can make me laugh or cry almost every time I read her update. Today is no exception.
Recently I read Pastor Frank’s autobiography “From Silver to Gold.” I was deeply touched by his life story.
The following is what I wrote to him on his CaringBridge website today after reading the latest update about his health.
Dear Pastor Frank,
I loved reading your book. You and Tony did a great job. I am so glad you were able to finish writing the book and to share your life story with us.
You are a hero to many people, not because you were a great hockey player, but because you are a great man of God, a great youth minister, a great pastor, a great friend to many. With a big heart and a gentle soul, you have touched and changed many lives. Though your path from silver to gold was filled with difficulties and challenges along the way, you made the right choice by following God’s calling on your life and living the purpose God has for you. I admire your obedience and faithfulness. Your life is truly an inspiration.
You chose the right path. You did well and finished well. I think God is looking down on you and telling you: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
I only wish there were more pages in the book because I wanted to continue reading. I am sure you have more stories to tell and more testimonies to be included. I would love to read a new and expanded edition. Your kids, especially Jen, are great storytellers and writers themselves. I am sure you can work together and add more stories to the book.
Thanks for writing and sharing your life story. You will always live in my heart.