If my church had a mascot his name would probably be Jimmy Wong. Everyone knows Jimmy, and Jimmy knows everyone, he always greets you with a smile on his face, and has something nice to say to you. He serves the church as a greeter, so he’s right out front every Sunday and you can’t miss him. He even knows my dad who only visits occasionally! For the past year or so Jimmy has been battling cancer, but you would never guess it to look at him. He’s just as energetic as ever, and I don’t think he’s missed very many Sunday mornings since his diagnosis.
That’s the post I would’ve written if I were to write a post (like I’d thought about) about Jimmy before today. I’m sad to say Jimmy went home to be with the Lord this morning. I don’t think my church will ever be the same without Jimmy’s smiling face. He’s been such a wonderful example to all of us, not just in his battle with cancer, but in life and our Christian walk. I know we’ll all miss him, but his suffering is over, and he’s enjoying the Lord right now.
Day 324: Thank you Lord for Jimmy Wong and the light and example he’s been in my church. May we never forget his example, and try to follow it in our interactions with each other.
What are you thankful for today? Leave a Comment and let me know, I’d love to read it!
In Memory of Jimmy Wong