A Tribute to my Father on the 17th Anniversary of his death
My great earthly father, Houston Sheets Jr. Passed away 17 years ago on August 15, 2000. 17 in the Bible represents Victory and during this month of refection on my Father I received an email from my great friend, mentor and pastor, Francis Riley. I posted his email below.
He told me he wasn't leaving me anything of world value except a rifle and a pair of cowboy boots, but what he was leaving me was priceless and eternal and that is John 16:13.
Dad then made me promise to memorize John 16:13 and to confess "The Spirit of Truth Abides in me and He teaches me all the things and guides me into all truth" and to confess that "I have perfect knowledge and understanding because I have the Spirit of God in me, I have the mind of Christ " Amen!
Then, I remember telling my dad Jesus Christ was going to bring us all home soon. He cried, with tears gushing out of his eyes and said, " yes, very soon. See you in glory son, I love you. "
I love you Dad. Thank you. See you soon in glory. Amen!
God bless you abundantly dear Pastor man Riley great man of God. See you very soon in glory. Thank you for fighting the good fight.
By Pastor F. M. Riley below:
was obviously a source of great grief and sorrow to Hosea.