A truly good man and friend

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 26, 2013

A few weeks ago, I received a postcard that meant a lot to me. It read, “Hello to you both. Hope you are well. We’re in Pennsylvania visiting Frank’s mom, age 90, and family. May God Bless you and yours! Love, Joy and Frank”
I really got to know Frank Pray about a year ago when he volunteered to set things up for the men’s 6:15 a.m. meeting at the First Baptist Church. His responsibility is to open the building, and he is in charge of making the coffee. He attends the meeting but has very little to say, if anything.  
Why does this card mean so much to me? It’s not because of what was written but because they thought enough of our relationship to take time and send a card while on vacation.  
Frank is what I call a true silent hero. He served his country in the U.S. Marines for seven years and four months, which included 37 months on three different tours in Vietnam. He now serves God through his church. He has never made the national news
or been mentioned in the local media.
Frank is unknown to many people in the community, but this I know, nothing he has done has gone unnoticed by His Heavenly Father. I pray that when my time comes, I hear what Frank will hear: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  
The following was printed on the back of the card:
I said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart although He spoke no word.    
I didn’t ask for wealth or fame (I knew you wouldn’t mind).        I asked Him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind!
I asked that He’d be near you at the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way!
I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small,
But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all!
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee:
He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
Casting all your cares upon Him; for He careth for you. I Peter 5:7
I know God must love Jeanne and me to have allowed us to cross paths with Frank and his wife.
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