"Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice. Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever." -- Psalm 112:4-6
It was a privilege to know Al Hulse. He was a sincere believer who attended our first church once a week, then two other churches and a church plant the rest of the week. He faithfully supported all four ministries and a Christian School with his involvement and finances. As a Christian businessman, he had an impeccable reputation in the community and was abundantly blessed in his business. Al will be remembered forever.
While many people try to mark their generation with overpowering force, there are those who really make a difference by grace and compassion. The Psalmist calls our attention to the one who has light in the darkness and is never shaken. This person has experienced the grace of God in their lives and they live every day to share that grace with others. The blessings of God flow through them and they are remembered forever.
Al Hulse was wealthy, but he lived quite frugally. He chose to invest his blessings in eternity through a variety of ministries. How are you investing your blessings today? Do you have a plan? And are you giving faithfully, that others might know the Savior? The more that we live and give for the Lord the more others will be blessed... and we will be remembered forever.