Thoughts At A Funeral

Jim Jesko

Jim Jesko

I attended a funeral today for Jim Jesko. I only met Jim a couple of times, but it was such a joy for me to celebrate his life today.

One of my life verses is found in 2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” I try to find reliable people in which I can invest because it always pays such great dividends.

Jim’s son, Aaron, was my next door neighbor in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I had the privilege of leading him into a personal relationship with Jesus. Because of that investment, Aaron had the privilege of leading both his Dad and his brother, Scott, into that same relationship. Both Jim and Scott were water baptized on the same day, just four months ago. My investment into Aaron allowed him to invest into his Dad and Scott. Isn’t that the great thing about investments: If you invest wisely in reliable people, you always get back more than you put in!

Who are you investing in today?

3 Responses to “Thoughts At A Funeral”

  1. Dick Brogden Says:


    Your latest submission, and indeed all of them are well written and thought provoking. Harvest laws are so simple and yet ubiquitous. Keep writing. You do it well.



  2. Craig T. Owens Says:

    I think all of those years of reading your ‘blog’ (better known as the “Land of…” emails) had a great deal to do with not only the encouragement to blog, but also to do it well. Thanks, cousin!


  3. Aaron Jesko Says:

    I am forever greatful for my friend Craig Owens and how, by playing basketball in his driveway, he was setting the foundation for me to meet my Lord and Savior. This investment took several years and man was it worth it to me. I started praying for my family right after I was saved and they often commented on the change in me. My brother spent time in prison and the Lord had him still long enough to speak to his heart. Scott gave his heart to the Lord first and my dad gave his heart to Jesus just 4 months before he passed. What an amazing blessing for me to witness. I am really glad that Craig was able to make it to the funeral and see first hand how God is working in my family. May God continue to Bless you and the Church in which you serve in a mighty way.
    Love ya,


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