I Kings 2:1-2 “Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man”

This verse was one with a special meaning to the Chief Master Sergeant who passed away so suddenly last Monday.  It was one that he carried with him at all times in his wallet.  It was one that he committed to memory and committed to follow.  The results showed in his life.

Chief showed himself a man.  He was strong.  He faithfully served his Lord and Savior, loved and adored his family, and invested his career in serving America and caring for Airmen.  He was a role model in his servant leadership style, his resolute demeanor, and his firm testimony.

America needs men determined to be strong and resolved to show themselves as men.  Our nation needs strong Christian husbands and strong Christian fathers.  It needs strong Christian leaders and strong Christian pastors.  It needs strong Christian businessmen and strong Christian politicians.  It needs strong Christian laborers and strong Christian craftsmen.  It needs strong Christian teachers and strong Christian students.  It needs strong Christian voters and strong Christian jurors.  We need strong Christian men in every facet of our society.  PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIAN MEN TO BE STRONG.  Pray for yourself and pray for others.  In the absence of such men, our society is crumbling.