On Monday, January 24, one of my Bible college professors went home to be with the Lord. He and his wife had a very close relationship. They were both sick; and as the Lord would have it, they died on the same day about 5 hours apart. Dr. Budahl was 82 and his wife Louise was 86. As one of my music teachers, Dr. Budahl taught me much about music and helped me to develop biblical thinking in music. He also encouraged me in many ways spiritually, including my daily walk with the Lord and how to interweave ministry and family time. He was a mentor at a critical time of my life.
None of us know how much time we have on this earth, but we should desire to use our lives wisely for the glory of God. All of us have opportunity to influence others for the Lord. Glean spiritual strength one from another, especially from those in your church; and as you grow in the Lord, strive to encourage one another. Hebrews 10:25 says, “exhorting one another.”
Always try to make a difference in the lives of the people you interact with. Let them see Christ lived out in you, and let them hear the Word of God from you. Seek to magnify Christ in your life, and seek to help others do the same. Time in this life goes by fast. What we do for Christ will last.