I have known Jay McAnnally for approximately 15 years.  He was my Men’s Pastor for a period of time when I attended NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, GA.  He is a good man, a Godly man, and a wonderful husband and father.  When I was a brash, angry, young husband and father trying to find my way, Jay showed me unconditional love and modeled what a Christ-centered grown man looks like.

I saw the above picture of Jay with an open Bible by his father’s bedside this morning on Facebook.  My heart just breaks looking at it.  I’m emotional just typing these words out as I lost my dad earlier this year.  I heard Jay speak of his father often.  He, too, was a Godly man who raised an incredible son.  Because of what Jesus did on the cross, they will see each again in Heaven.  

The picture above leaves me speechless.  I truly don’t know what to say.  All I know is at the end of my life, if my daughter will be by my bedside reading scripture, then I’ll know I lived a life worth living. 

My prayers go out to Jay this morning.  During your individual prayer times today, if you would remember Jay and his family, I know he would appreciate it. 

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