There are a select few people that I have met who simply by the shaking of their hand and a few words of greeting from their mouth have made such a deep and lasting impression on me. Ray Engel is one of them. For those of you who knew Ray you’ll quickly resonate with me on this. Besides his actual hand shake (which I would always brace for because it was like a vice closing on me), his smile and encouraging words never seemed to be absent. His joy was contagious. His intentionality of greeting everyone who came into church was inspiring. You got the feeling that he knew his role and his role was to lovingly welcome people. I will miss him greatly.
I was reading through 2 Corinthians 5 a few days ago, Ray came to mind. Continue Reading