“You broke the tape. You crossed the finish line . . .”
Wednesday night. It’s late, and I can’t sleep.
Earlier this evening I was given the news. They told me right before the church service started.
Pastor Tom Craig died.
My pastor. My mentor. My friend.
Tom was a genuine Christian – you could see his passion for Christ permeating his soul in ways both little and big. The man simply had a sincere and abiding love for Christ.
On Monday, I am told that a group gathered at the hospital, sitting around Tom’s bed and singing throughout the evening. After virtually every other chorus, Tom would quietly ask them to sing a verse or two of a special song entitled “Oh the Deep, Deep Love”:
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Far surpassing all the rest
It’s an ocean full of blessing
In the midst of every test
Oh the deep, deep love
All I need and…
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