A few thoughts on the death of a good man

Pastor Stan Wierson, the remarkable man who pointed me to Jesus more than 30 years ago when I was just 16 years old, died last Friday June 3rd, 2011.  His lengthy obituary is found in today’s (June 5, 2o11) Des Moines Register.  If you want to read it click here.  The following is a posting that I wrote for a “secret” facebook page that has nearly 500 members!

“Stan Wierson…man of God, born from above (or again) John 3:3, lived from above, and died from above.  In Philippians 1:20b-23 the apostle Paul wrote “…it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.”

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