Thursday, August 20, 2009

Marvin, Ain't He Sweet

Recently at the bank, one of the young tellers asked if I worked with Marvin Graves, and happily I told her, “Yes.”

She then said, “Mr. Graves is the sweetest man in the whole world!”

Yep, she got that right about this 78-year-old godly man.

In describing Marvin people usually say something like, “What a nice man,” “What a wonderful person,” “Such a gentle and kind person,” “The kindest face,” “What a godly man,” and “He is the sweetest man.”

My friend Marvin lives out the words of Jesus who said in speaking to Christians, “You are the light of the world . . . let your light shine before others, so they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14, 16, esv).

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