A Solemn Goodbye

Today, I offer my condolences to the Russell Rice family. I've known Dr. Rice for many years. He was a favorite at the Bible college I attended. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone. No matter how grim the situation, you could always count on Dr. Rice to put a positive spin on it. He was a spiritual giant who knew God's Word thoroughly and could impart great words of wisdom from that knowledge. He will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, his former-students, and his former congregation.

Last night, my pastor, nephew to Dr. Rice, commented that Dr. Rice has probably already pulled several angels into a corner to tell them a joke or two. That sounds about right!

Dr. Rice, we will all miss you very much. But, for those of us who know the Lord, we know that we will see you again. Until then, we rest assured that you are safe in the arms of Jesus.