As I sit here thinking of a Tribute to offer a Life Long Friend after hearing of his transition into Glory, after a long, but well fought fight; My mind drift back on his Life and these words immediately came to mind.
To Dr. Earl “Bitsie” Washington, Jr.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:37-38
….Then I think of “Bitsie” great love for God, Family, and Life….
“Stand steady, and don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Bring others to Christ. Leave nothing undone that you ought to do.
I say this because I won’t be around to help you very much longer.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:5-8
Sleep well my friend, until that Blessed Morning when all who are in Christ shall be together throughout eternity. It’s a sad but fulfilling thought to know that the Doctor is now in the company of the Master…
…A Valued Member of the “Breakfast Club,” whose seat shall remain unoccupied…