Wednesday, March 07, 2007

"Hello, My Father Just Died"

I couldn't help but get teary-eyed as I read John Piper's journal entry regarding his father's death. Maybe it was because my own father is in the hospital and is having yet another arteriogram today. And I love my father for many of the same reasons Piper loves his. And maybe I got a little choked up because I know God used Piper's father to give us all the ministry of John Piper and Desiring God Ministries. I have no idea who I would be - shallow, unloving, tragically superficial and probably wasting away in the throes of ministry - if it had not been for Desiring God, et al. And I cannot help but thank God for Piper's dad.

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