Some years ago I started a book, as of yet unfinished, entitled “People Along The Way!” Every now and then I will go back and add a chapter, pray for me that I will be more diligent about this, and each time that I do I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude to my Father God! This Christmas season I found myself writing about my friend Joseph Sasser–known to me as simply, Joe. He and Beth, along with their son Benjamin, have a place in my heart that is truly difficult to describe. Beth and Joseph are an amazing gift to the Body of Christ. Joseph left us way to earlier in 2005 to be with his Father in Heaven and he left behind a beautiful, brave, remarkable wife and a young son who already has his Father’s Heart. There are many things along this journey that I do not seem to be able to wrap my mind around and Joe’s early departure is one of them. At the same time I trust my Daddy and He is always, all the time good and so is His plan. My thoughts go out to Beth and Benjamin during this Christmas season–they are very special people. Joseph was, and remains, a spiritual father to my son Scott, and his influence can be found in Scott’s heart for Jesus, his music, and his heart for worship.  Pure psalmist are rare in the Body of Christ but Joe was one of them, and his music will live on in hearts of all of us who were privileged to experience it.  I remember him often with his baseball cap on, head kicked back, guitar tilted up with praise and worship flowing from his heart.  Laughter and joy were always present when Joe was around–I guess that’s one of the reasons my thoughts are on him during the Christmas season.  People along the way–God’s gift for the journey.  Hey Joe!  “See ya at the House!”

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  1. mike tough January 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    john–
    guess you heard that I retired and moved to FLA.. It has been a wonderful decision. I see family almost daily, and am able to be a part of their lives. You need to finish that book, and I need to be about my Fathers business…. I trust that God will hold you and your entire family in His hands.
    mike
    10275 old st augustine rd #207
    Jacksonville FLA 32257
    904-755-4402

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