Remembering Mel

Remembering Mel

The world has lost some significant icons from the world of sport recently. Muhammed Ali a.k.a.
“The Greatest” and Gordie Howe a.k.a. “Mr Hockey” have been mourned and celebrated at length. And rightly so.

Elim Chapel lost one of its icons recently as well as we celebrated the life of Mel Timko. Mel was one of those quiet underrated people that God uses in surprising ways. He was always positive and smiling. Visiting him in the hospital usually resulted in me feeling better than he did.

Here is the Bible passage read at Mel’s funeral:

The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.  Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.  Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.     1 Peter 4:7-11

Some takeaways:

Life is short so live life on purpose.

Stay mindful and free of addictions so you can cultivate a relationship with our Creator.

The decision to love is the most important choice in life.

Make room for other people in your life without complaining.

Whatever gift/ability/resource you bring to the table, offer it to God and others.

Do it in HIS strength so He gets all the credit (as He should).

How will you be remembered? How are you allowing God to work in your life today?

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